Who Are We?

Lambton County’s Leading Naturalist Organization

Actively protecting nature in Lambton County for over 50 years.

Lambton Wildlife Inc. is non-profit, volunteer, naturalist organization that was founded in 1966. We are a registered charity that is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. We are particularly concerned with the natural history of the county and the establishment and care of conservation areas and wildlife sanctuaries in the area. 

Download the Guide to the Natural Areas of Lambton County (pdf)

Please see the Who Are We? page for info about what we do.
Please see the Our Board of Directors page for info about our team.
Please see the Mandaumin Woods and Karner Blue Sanctuary pages for info about our properties.

Sydenham Rive Nature Reserve Expansion


Lambton Wildlife is excited to participate in a fundraising campaign to purchase property adjacent to Sydenham River Nature Reserve, thus expanding the size of the reserve. This ecologically significant area provides important habitat for an incredible number of species, including many species at risk.

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Ongoing Conservation Concerns

December 13, 2020: The following two documents have timely information about some ongoing conservation concerns in the county (logging and pesticide application).

LWI Report to Members re Logging and Spraying (pdf)
Lambton County Heritage Forest (pdf)

The following document outlines our position on the Gypsy moth spray in Port Franks.

Gypsy Moth Spraying in Port Franks


Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion
Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion
July 20, 2021
The Sydenham River Nature Reserve is well known throughout Ontario. Recently the YouTube personality “The Happy Camper” was in Lambton County on tour and specifically asked to visit the Syde...
We are on our way!
We are on our way!
July 11, 2021
Lambton Wildlife is on it's way to reaching its goal of $75,000 to donate to Ontario Nature for the Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion.  Help us reach are goal and donate today! V...
Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve
Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve
June 8, 2021
The frontage along Mandaumin Road has been transformed into a Native pollinator garden. In May thearea was prepared and seeded with a mix of native pollinator plants, and this past week ano...

Wildlife Photos

Butterflies and Other Insects
Reptiles and Amphibians
Greater White-fronted Geese
Painted Turtles
Snowy Owl
Monarch Butterfly
Tundra Swans
Wood Duck

Our Properties

Karner Blue Sanctuary
This dry oak-pine woodland is currently ranked by the NHIC as S1, extremely rare in Ontario. Until the late 1980’s this was the home of the Karner blue butterfly. The most notable flower is the wild lupine. Also found here are pipsissewa, large-leaved shinleaf, round-leaved pyrola, prairie ragwort, thyme-leaved sandwort, lyre-leaved rock cress, bearberry, plains puccoon, rough blazing star, cylindric blazing star and butterfly weed.
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Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve
Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve is a typical Carolinian woodlot in Lambton County comprised of Sugar Maple (34%), Basswood (18%), Beech (17%), White Ash (13%), Hickory (10%), Hop Hornbeam (8%), White Elm, Bitternut and Shagbark Hickories, Bur Oak, Blue Beech, Quaking Willow, Black Alder, Black Cherry, Hawthorne, and Black and Red Ash. The forest understory is blanketed with spring ephemerals from late April through May.
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