LWI Virtual Series  A Big Year – w/ Jeremy Bensette Monday Oct. 26th 7-8:15

LWI Virtual Series A Big Year – w/ Jeremy Bensette Monday Oct. 26th 7-8:15

LWI Virtual Series:A Big Year - w/ Jeremy BensetteMonday, Oct. 26, 2020,7pm - 8:15pm  In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Jeremy Bensette, a Leamington birder who broke Ontarioโ€™s Big Year record in 2017, shares his story.Registration in advance is required for this webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9WzAzUbQeqZZROyPmzoZw*Limited number of viewing spots*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Learn more about Jeremy Bensette before the event:https://www.vortexcanada.net/pro-staff/birding/jeremy-bensette?fbclid=IwAR1pL8y5VMqaR1hmKIt_79JMSsVEbAulxOQMkFq30ofl73xZmEkueWIRrJ4 If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please contact president@lambtonwildlife.com or phone Mike Kent at 519-490-8978 
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2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

The 2019 Lambton County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4KIDS), hosted by LWI's Young Naturalist team and staffed by club volunteers was completed on Saturday, Dec 28th at Canatara Park, Sarnia Ontario. 25 kids, ages 6-12 participated with their parents or grandparents in our 2nd annual count. Although bird numbers were down, as is the case all over the continent, the kids and adults had a great time! It was wonderful to see so many children and youth interested in birds and nature over the holidays. With all generations involved, it made for a unique event blending outdoor activity, citizen science,…
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๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

This March, we will be keeping a lookout for Tundra Swans that migrate to the area. If we are lucky enough to witness this spectacular wildlife event, we will send a notification to ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด with further details of the TBD pop-up event. ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜‰๐˜‹ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ! Typically the best location is a field behind the Lambton County Heritage Museum. For more info about our local…
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Timberdoodles and Bogsuckers – When the time is right, the woodcock takes flight

Timberdoodles and Bogsuckers – When the time is right, the woodcock takes flight

It was a warm evening with a slight overcast and a bit of wind on April 15th, 2017. Tonight was the night ofย the Timberdoodles and Bogsuckers event held at Perch Creek Management Habitat. This event was brought back by popular demand and was well attended again. The conditions weren't perfect, but we still hoped the star of the show has his stage set. This evening's celebrity was the of course, the American Woodcock, otherwise known as a timberdoodle or bogsucker. We arrived early while the evening was still bright so that we could ready ourselves for the woodcocks' dazzling performance…
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Are you a youth interested in nature? Join Our Young Naturalist Clubs!

Are you a youth interested in nature? Join Our Young Naturalist Clubs!

Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (LWI) has been protecting nature for over 50 yearsย by bringing those with a love of nature together to work towards common goals in conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. Through a range of programs and events we aim toย foster an environment that encouragesย appreciating, learning, and teaching about the natural environment. ย In order to continue the voice and values of LWI, we must reach out to our younger generation to provide them with positive experiences in nature. Why Connect Kids with Nature? Nature deficit disorder may be a coined phrase but the symptoms…
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Down River Ducks – A Great Success!

Down River Ducks – A Great Success!

Thirty-eight people gathered on a cold Sunday morning in February to enjoy the many waterfowl that visit the St. Clair River during the winter months.ย  Our first stop was at the Bluewater Bridge where we were treated to a good view of the peregrine falcon that flew past and landed on the bridge.ย  Our scopes came in handy and some of the participants had great success with โ€œdigiscopingโ€ (using your camera/cellphone to take a photo through the scope).ย  We saw a pair of cackling geese which was the highlight of this first stop! I think the funniest event at this…
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2016 Lambton Wildlife Inc. Photo Contest Results

2016 Lambton Wildlife Inc. Photo Contest Results

After months of keeping it a secret, weโ€™re finally ready to announce the winners of our 2016 Photo Contest. In total, over 200 photos were entered entailing a diversity of plants, animals, mushrooms, scenes, and landscapes that truly highlighted Lambton County. It was a difficult judging process with many excellent entries. The panel of judges were from the Sarnia Photographic Club, the Petrolia Camera Club and Lambton Wildlife. Judgingย was aided by several other members of the Sarnia Photographic Club who made the process much more efficient with the use of a scoring machine and volunteering their time and effort. One…
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Photo Contest Deadline Approaching!

Photo Contest Deadline Approaching!

The November 15th deadline for Lambton Wildlife Inc.โ€™s photo contest is fast approaching! With a diversity of wildlife and landscapes showcasing Lambton County, the gallery of entries displayed on the site thus far are wonderful. However, we could still use a lot more entries, especially for the youth excellence category. If you havenโ€™t submitted your photo(s) yet, there are still many reasons to, such as: 1) Itโ€™s free! No purchase, no entry fees, yes please. 2) You can win prizes! Thereโ€™s over $1000.00 in prizes going to be given away. Need I say more? I will. 3) Submission can be…
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The Up and Down of Fall

The Up and Down of Fall

Autumn is an ephemeral time of blasting colour where the asters spark up, leaves are set a blaze, pumpkins perch as glowing beacons, and avian migrants give birders their seasonal eye check-up and neck workout. If not for the sake of easing the neck pain from looking up, trick-or- treat your eyes to a fungal foray in the forest and youโ€™ll be surprised at all the different colours, shapes, and forms mushrooms come in. As triumphant green chlorophyll, the star of photosynthesis, exits the solar stage to unveil the carotenoids and xanthophylls that give off yellow, orange, and brown hues.…
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