On May 1, Lambton Wildlife Inc. celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the purchase of Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Roberta Buchanan, property manager for the reserve, welcomed more than 75 people to the celebration and introduced Gerry Clements, one of the founding members of Lambton Wildlife. Gerry spoke about the purchase of the property and the importance of preserving natural spaces in Lambton County.
Four expert naturalists took groups along the reserve’s trail to look at wildflowers, trees, and birds.
Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve is a beautiful Carolinian forest and is home to an impressive array of species that helps to support biodiversity in Lambton County.
A commemorative sugar maple tree, donated by Degroots Nursery, was planted and each attendee took home a native plant as part of the celebration.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this such a special occasion.
All photos by Tricia McLellan-Dath