Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion

Sydenham River Nature Reserve Expansion

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 Sydenham Nature Reserve, one of Ontario’s best remaining examples of imperiled habitats. Follow the link below to get a small glimpse of this beautiful reserve. Lambton Wildlife is fundraising to purchase property adjacent to the existing reserve to expand the size of the incredibly significant and biodiverse Sydenham River Nature Reserve. This important initiative can only succeed with your help! Every donation will help protect the many endangered and at-risk species…
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We are on our way!

We are on our way!

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! Visit lambtonwildlife.com/srnr-expansion/ for information about the property and to donate.
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Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

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 another 600native seedlings were planted. A big thank you to Enbridge, who provided a grant for the project, and tothe volunteers from LWI who carried out the work.
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Lambton Wildlife Online – Our 2020 September and October Speakers


Lambton Wildlife Online – Our 2020 September and October Speakers


By Wanda Brown-Maxfield - 2020 has of course been an unprecedented year with social distancing negatively impacting our ability to come together to share common interests.  LWI has not been spared this blight however it is clear where there is a will there is a way4››; and LWI being in no short supply of will has found a way to forge ahead. The Indoor Committee, in particular, is to be commended on its ability to adapt, and more specifically its selection of September and October’s presenters, Jonathon Choquette and Jeremy Bensette.  Both presentations were informative and I think accurately reflect each…
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Lambton Wildlife Award Winners

Lambton Wildlife Award Winners

Lambton Wildlife has acknowledged the Great Lakes Refill Co. and Erin Carroll and the SCRCA biology team for their positive impacts. Conservation Award Erin Carroll and the SCRCA Biology Team have been recognized for their research into aquatic ecosystems in our local watershed. Their work in the field gathers data on the most biologically diverse river in Ontario – the Sydenham River.  The team’s work on public education helps individuals make choices to improve local watersheds and creates public awareness of our unique natural heritage. Erin Carrol (left) is presented the award in a socially distanced manner by Mary Martin,…
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Lambton Wildlife Inc. Needs Volunteers

Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs volunteers to begin site preparation for planting native plants at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Date: November 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Please wear long pants, work gloves, closed toed shoes, and bring your own mask to wear in the event that social distancing is not possible. We will be removing small brush with loppers (branch pruners) and picking up garbage. Several pair of loppers and garbage pickers will be available for use but please bring your own if possible.  Due to COVID-19 sharing loppers or garbage pickers will not be permitted Meeting Location: The nature reserve is located…
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Giving Nature a Helping Hand

Giving Nature a Helping Hand

On October 18, 2020, fifteen volunteers from Lambton Wildlife Inc. braved the rain to plant native Carolinian trees at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. These ecologically valuable trees, purchased with funds provided by Enbridge, will support many birds, butterflies, moths, and other native wildlife. A big thank you goes out to Enbridge for their support of Lambton Wildlife Inc.  Roberta Buchanan, property manager for Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve, welcomed the volunteers and introduced Larry Cornelis who explained why it is important to plant trees at the reserve. When the Ash tree population was devastated by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer it left large gaps…
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Tree Planting at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

Tree Planting at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs volunteers to plant trees at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve, October 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (Rain Date: October 24) Please wear long pants, work gloves, closed toed shoes, and bring your own mask to wear in the event that social distancing is not possible. We will be planting trees and due to COVID-19 sharing shovels is not permitted, therefore please bring your own shovel. Meeting Location: The nature reserve is located on the west side of Mandaumin Road, less than a kilometer south of the village of Mandaumin.   Parking is on the side of the road.…
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SRNR Seed Collection & Restoration

SRNR Seed Collection & Restoration

A great fall activity you can join . We have a special relationship with this reserve! If you haven't been out to see it yet, this is a great opportunity. The Sydenham River Nature Reserve would like to invite you to learn about agriculture restoration at the reserve. Volunteers will be assisting in native seed collection and planting. Please see flyer below and if you are interested please contact Adrie at adrienneh@ontarionature.org or 1-800-440-2366 ext 233 *****Email registration is required due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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