Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve 50th Celebration

Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve 50th Celebration

On May 1, Lambton Wildlife Inc. celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the purchase of Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve. Roberta Buchanan, property manager for the reserve, welcomed more than 75 people to the celebration and introduced Gerry Clements, one of the founding members of Lambton Wildlife. Gerry spoke about the purchase of the property and the importance of preserving natural spaces in Lambton County.  Four expert naturalists took groups along the reserve’s trail to look at wildflowers, trees, and birds.  Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve is a beautiful Carolinian forest and is home to an impressive array of species that helps to…
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Volunteer Day – Sunday April 10th

Volunteer Day – Sunday April 10th

Volunteers Needed! Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve Volunteer Day – April 10 (rain date April 12), 2022 Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs your help! When: Sunday, April 10, 2022; 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. (weather permitting) Where: Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve (located on Mandaumin Road just south of the village of Mandaumin - parking is on the West (park) side of the road Photo credit - Mark Buchanan What: Clearing trails and picking up garbage Needed: Everyone must wear eye protection, work gloves, and closed-toed shoes(appropriate for wet conditions)   Provided: Loppers and trash grabbers Contact: Roberta Buchanan (roberta.buchanan@icloud.com) both photos in this post credit - Mark Buchanan
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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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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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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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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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Downriver Ducks 2019

Downriver Ducks 2019

Another successful Downriver Ducks outing was enjoyed by 25 enthusiastic Lambton Wildlife members. A big thank you to Paul Carter who led the trip and pointed out many interesting waterfowl. The trip started at the Blue Water Bridge where we saw thousands of long-tail ducks, along with many other species of waterfowl. The group then moved on to Guthrie Park where we were able to see Swans, Redhead, Canvasback, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Canada Geese, Common Goldeneye, Mallard, and of course everyone's favorite Bald Eagles. In total we saw five eagles over the morning and were lucky enough to see two…
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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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