Felicia Syer Nicol introduced Dr. Jenny McCune of Carlton University. Jenny’s doctoral work at the University of Guelph involved the use of computer models to predict rare plant species occurrences despite such factors as significant landscape fragmentation, unsuitability of habitat, proximity of forest habitat, and distance from the nearest known population. Humans pose the most serious threats through residential and commercial development, recreational activities, pesticide use, etc..


The evening begins with a social gathering at 7:00pm, followed by the guest speaker, who is a plant ecologist fascinated by the long-term interrelationships between plant communities and human communities that share a landscape.

Dr. Jenny McCune has been hunting for rare plants focusing on private land across southern Ontario. Join her to see the results of her treasure hunting photos and learn how to identify these uncommon species …there may even be some you’ve seen without realizing they were rare!

Join Justin Nicol at Rock Glen for an afternoon of identifying trees and other plants on this wonderful fall day.

Bring your camera and binoculars to explore the area while Justin shares his knowledge about the natural world.

Meet at 1pm at the Lambton Mall parking lot behind the old Montana’s, or meet the group out at Rock Glen at 2pm.

Rock Glen Conservation Area brochure.

Join Justin Nicol as he takes you on a guided tour of Rock Glen this Sunday. Learn to identify trees and other plants during this fall afternoon walk.

Rock Glen Conservation Area is located in Arkona and offers scenic, historic and geologic diversity. While you are there, check out the fossils, mussels, birds and other artifacts at the Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre.

Admission is $4.00 per person and you can come early and stay late.

Bring your camera and binoculars.

We hope to see you there!

Check out the event on the Calendar of Events.

Rock Glen Conservation Area brochure.

Tour the new greenhouse facilities and see the habitat projects and native plant gardens on site.

The Green House is a native plant project focusing on growing native plants for the Aamjiwnaang community and surrounding Sarnia-Lambton Area.

Plant rescue and restoration, seed collection and cleaning, native plant propagation, multi-generation teaching and learning, ecology stewardship education, and reconnecting with the Earth are just some of the initiatives being pursued at the facility.

Meet at 10am on Virgil Street next to the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre.