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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Join LWI for Hawk watching at Hawk Cliff – September 22, 2018

Join LWI for Hawk watching at Hawk Cliff – September 22, 2018

Hawk Cliff is recognized as one of the prime fall migration hawk watching destinations in all North America.   Every year hundreds of birders (and non-birders!) from Canada, the U.S. and other countries visit Hawk Cliff. Birders can normally expect to see 15 different raptor species, with typical count totals reaching several thousand birds per day. On a few exceptional occasions lucky visitors have witnessed the amazing spectacle of over 100,000 raptors of various species migrating past Hawk Cliff in a single day! Others come to enjoy the many song birds and Monarchs that also pass Hawk Cliff on their…
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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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Join Lambton Wildlife for a leisurely paddle on Bear Creek  – June 2, 2018

Join Lambton Wildlife for a leisurely paddle on Bear Creek – June 2, 2018

  Bear Creek is a beautiful tree-lined river with many opportunities to see birds, turtles, and other wildlife.  Please join us as we meander along this ecologically important waterway. If you are interested in participating in this canoe/kayak outing please contact Roberta Buchanan at roberta.buchanan@icloud.com or phone 519-864-1475. Date:  June 2, 2018 Place:  Wilkesport boat launch Time: 9:30 am – 12 noon What to Bring:  water, insect repellent, hat, sunscreen (Safety equipment will be provided by the Wallaceburg Canoe Club) The Wallaceburg Canoe club is providing the canoes so the number of participants needing a canoe is necessary.  If you…
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Spring Wildflowers of Reid’s Conservation Area – Outing #2

Spring Wildflowers of Reid’s Conservation Area – Outing #2

Spring Wildflowers of Reid’s Conservation Area #2 May 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May13, 2018 Meet: 12:30 pm at Lambton Mall parking lot near Canadian Tire or 1:00 pm at Reid’s CA on Duthill Road. Join Felicia on a leisurely walk identifying the woodland wildflowers on two seperate outings to see the different wildflowers blooming. These spring ephemerals bloom before the forest canopy leafs out taking advantage of the available sunlight. Leader: Felicia Syer-Nicol 519-402-2326
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