Spring Wildflowers at Mandaumin Woods

LWI had two Sunday outings in May to look at wildflowers in Mandaumin Woods. Nick Alexander was our leader. He has a background in horticulture, works with Return the Landscape, and has a fascinating amount of information to share about the plants at Mandaumin Woods. On our first visit we were treated to quite a display of trillium. Two week later, on Mother’s Day, some of the trillium had started to turn pink as the blossoms aged. There was the occasional red trillium mixed in as well. May 13th was a beautiful day for a walk in the woods and…
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Special Service Award – Melissa Levi

Presented at the LWI Annual General Meeting, April 8, 2017 Melissa says “ LWI Young Naturalist and Junior Conservationist programs have the potential to be a powerful opportunity to connect children with nature and to help build future conservationists.” Melissa has been the young naturalist and junior naturalist leader for Lambton Wildlife for more than 10 years. During that time she provided a varied and interesting program that included kayaking, camping, owl prowls, and snowshoeing.  Some became yearly traditions such as the Christmas bird count, butterfly count, Howard Watson nature Trail Clean- up and camping on Pelee Isalnd. During these…
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Botany Walk June 18th, 2016

Felicia Syer lead the walk on the Howard Watson Nature Trail on a beautiful Saturday. We had large enough turn out that at times we blocked the trail. Tony, the chair of the Bluewater Trails committee was there, and he did a good job keeping our group from being run over by passing bikers. Felicia highlighted many of the tall grass prairie plants that grow along the trail. This habitat is very rare in Canada and not that common in Southwestern Ontario. Here she is showing us a stiff-leaved goldenrod. From left to right Tony, Sharon and Felicia. Another significant…
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Lambton Wildlife Celebrates Its 50th Year!

Lambton Wildlife Celebrates Its 50th Year!

Lambton Wildlife has been in existence for 50 years. It began with a small group of people who kept meeting on local trails and developed into an organization that has made an enduring impact in our local area. Lambton Wildlife was involved with the creation of the Howard Watson Nature Trail and owns two pieces of property in trust for future generations. The group assisted in the creation of two other environmental organizations, Carolinian Canada and more recently, Return the Landscape. We also have ongoing partnerships with many other groups. This past summer we entered into a long- discussed agreement…
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