Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve and the Karner Blue Sanctuary Re-opened for Hiking

Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve and the Karner Blue Sanctuary Re-opened for Hiking

Lambton Wildlife Inc. is pleased to announce that we are re-opening both the Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve and the Karner Blue Sanctuary for hiking. With many parks reopening we feel it's appropriate to open our trails too. Please continue to observe physical distancing guidelines when visiting LWI trails and follow the signs for direction of travel so that you do not have to step off the trail to pass oncoming hikers.
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Enjoy A Late Spring Sunset From Goderich, Ontario

Enjoy A Late Spring Sunset From Goderich, Ontario

Goderich Ontario has some of the most spectacular sunsets along the shores of Lake Huron. The "prettiest town in Canada" is a small, historically rich town with character and beauty. It is nestled on top of bluffs overlooking the lake, which allows sunset lovers to take in the sunset twice every day! In the video below, Nature Lover Canada takes you along St. Christopher's Beach to experience one of Goderich's sunsets during a calm evening in June. Sit back and enjoy the peaceful music and the sounds of the lake. Click below to watch the video now.   https://youtu.be/rmINqIkxSp8
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COVID – 19 and Upcoming Events

COVID – 19 and Upcoming Events

The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and concern for the health and welfare of our members and the community at large, all Lambton Wildlife indoor and outdoor events are presently cancelled. When social distancing recommendations are lifted, LWI will reassess the situation and will notify members when normal programs resume. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe. Brandy Fenwick Lambton Wildlife President
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Habitat Fund Grant Recipients

Habitat Fund Grant Recipients

Lambton Wildlife Habitat Fund distributed nearly $10,000 to projects throughout Lambton County during 2019! North Lambton Secondary Students partnered with Lambton Trails Shores Committee to plant 24 native trees in the Nature Conservancy Canada property at the Ipperwash Dunes and Swales. Scouts Canada planted barren dunes with Marum grass to prevent erosion and to protect sensitive habitat. Great Lakes Secondary students re-naturalized 3000 square feet of lawn into a pollinator garden (pictured below). Other projects included planting 1500 native wetland and prairie plants at the AAmjiwnaag Scott Road project, a Pollinator Garden planted at the Camlachie United Church, 23 acres…
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Enjoy A Spring Day At The Beach – Pinery Provincial Park

Enjoy A Spring Day At The Beach – Pinery Provincial Park

The Pinery Provincial Park is located along the shores of Lake Huron in Lambton County. The park features a variety of trails that takes hikers through diverse habitats including Oak Savannas and Coastal Dune Ecosystems. Naturalists can find over 800 vascular plants throughout the park and over 300 bird species have been spotted throughout the year! The park offers a large number of campsites and roofed accommodations, comfort stations, a park store, a pet exercise area (beach), picnic shelters and a Visitor Centre. Visitors can also rent bikes, canoes, paddle boats and kayaks to either explore the Old Ausable Channel…
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CANCELLED – AGM Banquet

CANCELLED – AGM Banquet

The Lambton Wildlife banquet, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been regretfully cancelled due to the present situation of the COVID 19. Hopefully, you understand the situation that we're faced with and the safety of our members and those that host the banquet is first in our minds. Many thanks to those who supported us and purchased tickets early or donated items to the silent auction. We ask you for patience and understanding. Ticket costs will be refunded as soon as possible once the situation stabilizes. You also have an option to move the monies paid towards the 2021 banquet.…
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LWI President’s Message

LWI President’s Message

Happy New Year LWI!   This past year, 2019, was a year worth celebrating; filled with so many impactful initiatives, events, and indoor/outdoor programs. I want to look back and highlight some of what I think made this year exceptional before we look ahead to this new year, and new decade. Outdoor programs  We try to cycle our outdoor events to keep things new and fresh but it’s hard not to repeat popular and successful ones.  In 2019, club favourites such as Down River Ducks, Spring Wildflower Walk, Habitat Garden Tours, and the Fungi Foray continue to be enjoyed. I…
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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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Community Tree Fest

Featuring the Teenage Tree Program, a Native Tree Sale and HUB Open House! Teens and Trees Helping to Reforest Sarnia-Lambton   When: Saturday October 19, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm Where: At Rebound’s THE HUB – St. Luke’s United Church – 350 Indian Road South, Sarnia The HUB will be hosting a native tree sale in support of youth mental wellness. Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig (Aamjiwnaang First Nations’ native plant greenhouse), the HUB and the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron have joined forces to grow a diverse selection of locally sourced native trees. Together, the…
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Tree Planting at Sydenham River Nature Reserve

Tree Planting at Sydenham River Nature Reserve

Sydenham River Nature Reserve Tree Planting On October 5, twenty enthusiastic naturalist from Lambton Wildlife Inc. (LWI) and Sydenham Field Naturalists (SFN) planted more than a thousand tree seeds, as another step toward restoring Sydenham River Nature Reserve (SRNR) to its natural state.  Oak, Hickory, Beech, Ironwood, along with other tree species were planted; all from seeds that were gathered from SRNR. The purchase of this property, by Ontario Nature, was made possible by the generous donations from both LWI and SFN.  Both LWI and SFN continue to support SRNR by being stewards of the property, and with on-going donations…
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