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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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 Ontario’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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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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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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Fungi Foray was a great success

Fungi Foray was a great success

Almost 50 LWI members and friends joined leader Mike Kent today for a fascinating morning hike learning about mushrooms along the Lambton Heritage Forest trail.  A beautiful sunny sky accented the fall colours along the route while Mike provided detailed information about various fungi which could be observed less than a meter from the trail.  Binoculars and field guides were provided to help participants identify the mushrooms.  Mike made the event fun while also being extremely informative; there was something for everyone: from mushroom novices all the way to fungi aficionados.  There is little doubt this popular annual event will…
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Camping at Point Pelee National Park  – September 4-7, 2018

Camping at Point Pelee National Park – September 4-7, 2018

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: Paul Carter at 519-466-8555. Date:  September 4-7, 2018 (Please note the change in dates from the program) Place:  Point Pelee National Park Time:   Anytime Tuesday through Friday - When you arrive at the front gate let…
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Bear Creek Paddle – June 2

Bear Creek Paddle – June 2

What a beautiful day for a paddle!  The weather looked threatening but by 9:30 it had cleared up and the sun even came out.  We began our paddle at the Wilkesport Boat launch and a few minutes after leaving we were lucky enough to see a muskrat swimming along the shore. Where the Sydenham splits into Bear and Black Creek we stopped and talked about the numerous species that can be seen along, and in, the river – several of which we were lucky enough to see on our paddle.  There are 34 species of Mussels that have been found…
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Thank You Lambton Wildlife and Sydenham Field Naturalists

Thank You Lambton Wildlife and Sydenham Field Naturalists

Ontario Nature organized a wonderful day to thank both Lambton Wildlife and the Sydenham Field Naturalists for their generous donations that helped make the purchase of 193 acres along the Sydenham River possible.  On September 17th members of both clubs were invited to visit the site and enjoy a hike to the largest Sycamore tree in south-western Ontario, tour the south side of the property to look at the great variety of flora and fauna (led by Larry Cornelis, a member of both Nature Groups and driving force behind the acquisition of the property), and to hear from experts about…
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Spring Walk in Mandaumin Woods

Spring Walk in Mandaumin Woods

On Sunday, 25 people braved the damp and cool weather to join Nick Alexander for the first of his two spring walks in Mandaumin Woods.  Nick shared a wealth of information about the trees and plants found along the trail that winds through the 25-acre LWI property. Nick provided many details on how to recognize the plants and tree species that he showed the group.  Some of the plants and trees that he pointed out included: Solomon’s Seal, False Solomon’s Seal, Goldenrod, Toothwort, Bellwort, Witch Hazel, Redbud, Leatherwood, Prickly Gooseberry, Black Current, Hepatica, various sedges, Shagbark Hickory, Blue beech, Ironwood,…
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