Nature Canada’s Bird Friendly City Program 

Nature Canada’s Bird Friendly City Program 

Nature Canada's Bird Friendly City Program seeks to ensure our urban environments are safe havens for birds rather than a source of threats. Autumn Jordan, one of the program’s  organizers will explain what this program entails. Following Autumn, we will hear from a representative from Sarnia’s Bird Friendly City Action Team, to describe the local process in Sarnia. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 28, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: LWI Virtual Series: Bird Friendly City Program Register in advance for this webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r5liNLefRJydiFWz5Qbm6w After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Mole Salamanders of Southern Ontario

Mole Salamanders of Southern Ontario

Few understand the ecology and astonishing abilities of mole salamanders,a small mostly subterranean amphibian.  Ron Gould, a biologist with Ontario Parks, will review of the types of species you are likely to encounter in your nature hikes, their interesting and often complicated genetic relationships, habitat and seasonal movement patterns, pitfalls to their survival, as well as ways you can improve both our environment for salamanders and your chances of seeing them in the wild. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jan 31, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: LWI Virtual Series: Mole Salamanders of Southern Ontario Register in advance…
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Darkside: Illuminating the World of Moths

Darkside: Illuminating the World of Moths

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Nov 29, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: LWI Virtual Series: Darkside; Illuminating the World of Moths.Butterflies get all the attention. Naturalist Basil Conlin will captivate us by shedding light on the astonishing biology, diversity, and natural history of moths. He will also teach us how to attract them, participate in citizen science and how to garden for our night-time pollinators. Register in advance for this webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tO2ZIP8HRVWWwk1vYlvesA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

Establishing a native pollinator area at Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve

The frontage along Mandaumin Road has been transformed into a Native pollinator garden. In May thearea was prepared and seeded with a mix of native pollinator plants, and this past week another 600native seedlings were planted. A big thank you to Enbridge, who provided a grant for the project, and tothe volunteers from LWI who carried out the work.
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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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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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The Tundra Swans have arrived!

The Tundra Swans have arrived!

Sunday offered amazing viewing of several thousand Tundra Swans along Greenway Road just North of The Lambton Heritage Museum!  There was also good viewing along many of the side roads in the area – we randomly took roads around the area and in every flooded field there were hundreds of Swans.  These striking beauties migrate from the south to the Arctic to breed each year.  They breed on lakes and ponds in Alaska and Canada, preferring wetlands and lakes with long shorelines where they feed on plant matter (and some mollusks and arthropods). During migration we are lucky enough to…
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Migrating Birds are Returning!

Migrating Birds are Returning!

It has been an amazing couple of weeks with the return of Red-winged Blackbirds, Killdeer, Turkey Vultures, Common Grackles, Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Sandhill Cranes.  We have been lucky enough to see all of these returnees and it makes us think of spring! We saw our first Killdeers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and Turkey Vultures in mid-February.  On February 26 we were lucky enough to see three male Eastern Bluebirds looking to scout out the best habitat. On March 1 we saw a pair of Eastern Meadowlarks – in full breeding colours - and they stayed around for three…
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Fall paddle on the Sydenham (2017)

Fall paddle on the Sydenham (2017)

We enjoy canoeing on the Sydenham River in the spring and summer, but probably our favourite season for paddling this river is autumn.  This year the month of October had warmer than normal weather and we took advantage of a forecasted picture perfect day with no wind and sunny skies for our last paddle of the season.  Heading upstream (north) from near Wilkesport, the north branch of the Sydenham River begins where Black Creek and Bear Creek merge.  Either of these tributaries is interesting so we paddled both.  Trees on the riverbank were showing their fall colours and leaves floated…
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