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.
Please visit our newsletters page, Earthways, to view our latest newsletter.


The presentation from January, Experimental Lakes Area Research featuring Lauren Hayhurst, has been uploaded to the website. View it on the Indoor Presentations page.

Blog

2023 LWI Awards
2023 LWI Awards
July 14, 2023
LWI Environmental Award Max Morden received the Lambton Wildlife Environmental Award at the LWI 2023 Annual General Meeting on behalf of The Lakeshore Eco Network. The Lakeshore Eco Netw...
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers Needed!
April 10, 2023
Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve Volunteer Day – April 15, 2023 Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs your help! When: Saturday, April 15, 2023; 1:00 - 2:3...
Experimental Lakes Area Research Presentation
Experimental Lakes Area Research Presentation
March 24, 2023
The presentation from January, Experimental Lakes Area Research featuring Lauren Hayhurst, has been uploaded to the website. View it on the Indoor Presentations page.

Wildlife Photos

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Birds
Butterflies and Other Insects
Mammals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Greater White-fronted Geese
Bee
Painted Turtles
Dragonfly
Snowy Owl
Raccoon
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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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