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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Join Us for Member’s Photofest

Join Us for Member’s Photofest

Monday, January 28 is the LWI Annual Member’s Photofest Four LWI members will be showing off some of their favorite nature photos at our Member’s Photofest Night.  Past events have been a real treat as we all get a chance to view some of the amazing images our members capture during their forays into natural areas.  It’s a natural way to kick off our first indoor meeting of the New Year, so please plan to attend.  Social time begins at 7:00 PM.
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To Boldly Go Where No Sturgeon Has Gone Before

To Boldly Go Where No Sturgeon Has Gone Before

On Monday evening, September 24th, join Lambton Wildlife for a presentation on Sturgeon in the Great Lakes. Social gathering goes from 7:00 to 7:30pm with the presentation starting soon after. Research surrounding lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) feeding ecology in the Great Lakes is dated compared to other aspects of their ecology, despite their threatened status. Recent research has demonstrated different migration strategies exist in lake sturgeon from the Lake Huron-to-Lake Erie corridor (HEC), but dietary links are lacking in this system. Additionally, food web structures have been known to shift with new biological invasions, however little is known about the…
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Canadian Climate History and Observations

As we learned at the March Indoor Meeting, Canadians have been collecting weather data for a long time! The video below shows the installation of weather stations across Canada since the 1840s. What you maybe didn't know (because I sure didn't), as Guest Speaker, Professor Alan MacEachern explained, is that the information collected from these stations was done on a volunteer basis by members of the local community by hand and sent by mail for inclusion in the records. While much of the data that volunteers recorded was quantitative such as temperature or precipitation readings, those volunteers also recorded personal qualitative remarks,…
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Of First Blossoms, First Peepers and First Lawn Mowers

Of First Blossoms, First Peepers and First Lawn Mowers

Canadians and Climate March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social gathering to start at 7:00 pm. Join other members for refreshments. Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the predecessor agency of Environment Canada encouraged its daily weather observers to make remarks about the changing seasons, extreme weather, etc. but it never figured out a way to use these remarks. With the Environment Canada collection of weather observations now at Western, Prof. Alan MacEachern is studying what they tell us about Canadians and climate.
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Get Your Tickets For the Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Get Your Tickets For the Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 Camlachie United Church   The business meeting and general elections take place at 4:30 pm. Bucket draw opens at 5:00 pm. Dinner is served at 6:00 pm. Matt Ellerbeck will be the guest speaker. Matt Ellerbeck is a noted advocate and conservationist known as "The Salamander Man". He is bringing the message of salamander preservation to Lambton Wildlife. Matt's presentation will feature a variety of live salamanders for people to meet up-close!
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Biomimicry- innovation inspired by nature

Biomimicry - Innovation Inspired by Nature At the February indoor meeting, LWI member, Kim Gledhill set the stage for her talk about biomimicry by selecting volunteers from the audience to participate in a group activity to simulate adaptation. Many of the physical features we see on plants and animals are well-suited to their environment and are adaptations that have developed over many, many generations through natural selection. Kim explained that Biomimicry is based on the principle that nature has already solved many of the problems we are facing, and is the imitation of copying nature to solve problems. The examples…
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Biomimicry

Biomimicry

February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social gathering to start at 7:00 pm. Join other members for refreshments. Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. Biomimicry connects us in ways that fit, and integrate the human species to the natural processes of Earth. There are 3.8 billion years of brilliant solutions from which humankind can learn. Join Kimberly Gledhill to look at applications that have been applied and used to innovate for a better world.
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Railway line becomes local natural jewel: The History of the Howard Watson Nature Trail

Mary Martin, Organizer of this year’s Annual General Meeting (April 14, 2018), announced that bucket draw prizes are being collected for the AGM. For those who wish to donate prizes, please bring them to the February/March indoor meetings, or arrive early at the AGM to donate. Fernand Noel and Sheila White, both of whom have made significant contributions to the establishment and long-term success of the Howard Watson Nature Trail (HWNT), lead us through its history on Monday night.   Up until its abandonment in 1967, the HWNT used to be an operational railway that was primarily travelled by trains…
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Update: The Howard Watson Trail

Update: The Howard Watson Trail

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social gathering to start at 7:00 pm. Join other members for refreshments.  Presentations will begin at 7:30 pm. The Howard Watson Trail…How it came to be.   Each year thousands of people walk, run and cycle along the Howard Watson Nature Trail. Presenters Fernand Noel and Sheila White will review the events surrounding the creation of LWI’s biggest contribution to Sarnia’s community.
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