Lambton Wildlife Inc. Needs Volunteers

Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs volunteers to begin site preparation for planting native plants at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Date: November 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. 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 removing small brush with loppers (branch pruners) and picking up garbage. Several pair of loppers and garbage pickers will be available for use but please bring your own if possible.  Due to COVID-19 sharing loppers or garbage pickers will not be permitted Meeting Location: The nature reserve is located…
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Giving Nature a Helping Hand

Giving Nature a Helping Hand

On October 18, 2020, fifteen volunteers from Lambton Wildlife Inc. braved the rain to plant native Carolinian trees at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. These ecologically valuable trees, purchased with funds provided by Enbridge, will support many birds, butterflies, moths, and other native wildlife. A big thank you goes out to Enbridge for their support of Lambton Wildlife Inc.  Roberta Buchanan, property manager for Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve, welcomed the volunteers and introduced Larry Cornelis who explained why it is important to plant trees at the reserve. When the Ash tree population was devastated by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer it left large gaps…
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SRNR Seed Collection & Restoration

SRNR Seed Collection & Restoration

A great fall activity you can join . We have a special relationship with this reserve! If you haven't been out to see it yet, this is a great opportunity. The Sydenham River Nature Reserve would like to invite you to learn about agriculture restoration at the reserve. Volunteers will be assisting in native seed collection and planting. Please see flyer below and if you are interested please contact Adrie at adrienneh@ontarionature.org or 1-800-440-2366 ext 233 *****Email registration is required due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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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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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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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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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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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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Stewardship Visit to Sydenham River Nature Reserve

Stewardship Visit to Sydenham River Nature Reserve

I’ve been lucky enough to join on with the stewardship team for the Sydenham River Nature Reserve. On Sunday morning our group went out on one of our 3 annual visits (spring, summer, fall) and here is a quick blog post to give folks a feel for what this sort of work entails – and to recruit for any other interested volunteers! The purpose of the visit is both to submit our observations on any changing conditions on the property, keep an eye out for increases in invasive species, any fallen trees, and flooding; and also to document wildlife that…
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