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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National Conservation Strategy for all Native Ash Species in Ontario

National Conservation Strategy for all Native Ash Species in Ontario

The National Conservation Strategy for all Native Ash Species in Ontario is being led by the National Tree Seed Centre. The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) is supporting this effort by conducting field research.  In the fall of 2018 Melissa Spearing, the field researcher for the FGCA, visited woodlots from Guelph to Windsor in search of live Ash trees (white, green, black, blue, and pumpkin) that fit with the following criteria: Trees in a native stand (not planted), i.e. forest, hedgerow. Larger trees (>20 cm DBH) with healthy crowns (for survivor DNA samples). Viable seed of good quality (filled embryos, low insect damage) We heard about this project through the…
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Board Members Enjoying The Annual Summer Social

Board Members Enjoying The Annual Summer Social

An afternoon get together for the LWI board members took place at Canatara Park recently and there was a lot of delicious food and good conversation. The weather stopped any hopes of an afternoon walk through the park but there was plenty of things to talk about and interesting food to enjoy. If you are interested in joining the Board or have any questions, feel free to PM us! Some quick details:🐢Terms are 3 years in length and start in May🐢We meet once monthly on a weekday evening with meetings lasting typically 2 hours🐢There are 5 spots available each year…
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Point Pelee Camping September 4-7

Point Pelee Camping September 4-7

Point Pelee National Park is an amazing park filled with natural wonders. There is a large diversity of habitats, from the sheltered canopy of the southern Carolinian forest to the expansive sea of cattails in the marsh. In autumn, songbird migration is in full swing, while dragonflies and Monarch butterflies drift by. For further information visit the Lambton Wildlife Website: http://lambtonwildlife.com/blog/point-pelee-national-park-camping-trip-2017/ Please Contact Roberta Buchanan (roberta.buchanan@icloud.com) Date:  September 4-7, 2019 Place:  Point Pelee National Park Time: Anytime Wednesday through Saturday - When you arrive at the front gate let them know that you are with the Lambton Wildlife Group  …
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Sydenham River Nature Reserve Breeding Bird Survey

Sydenham River Nature Reserve Breeding Bird Survey

Fifty-three species of birds were reported at the Sydenham River Nature Reserve during the Breeding Bird Survey on Saturday June 8, 2019. There were five Species at Risk reported during the survey: Bald Eagle, Cerulean Warbler, Eastern Wood Pewee, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Wood Thrush. This biologically important nature reserve is owned by Ontario Nature with Lambton Wildlife and Sydenham Field Naturalists as stewards of the property.A big thank you to both Larry Cornelis for organizing the survey, and to all the volunteers who came out to assist: Quinton Wiegersma, Blake Mann, Edward lavender, Mike Kent, Larry Cornelis, Peter Chapman, Paul…
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