Tree Identification at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area

Tree Identification at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area

Larry Cornelis has extraordinary knowledge of the flora and fauna of Lambton County and beyond.  He expertly led a group of nearly 90 people through Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area looking at various tree species, explaining what to look for when identifying trees, and engaging us with many facts about the importance of trees.  A fairly recent popular term that Larry described is Forest Bathing – simply immersing oneself in a forest atmosphere.  With as little as 2 hours per week Forest Bathing has been scientifically shown to increase immunity, decrease the risk of cancer and help you to recover…
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Our Urban Forest

Our Urban Forest

This monthly presentation begins with a social gathering starting at 7pm. Come and get to know other Lambton Wildlife members and enjoy some refreshments. Our speaker tonight is one of our own, Justin Nicol. Justin is a board member of Lambton Wildlife, the owner of Nature's Way Nurseries and a local horticulturalist who loves trees. During this presentation you will have the opportunity to learn about our cities' and towns' hardest working entities, trees, yes that right! This presentation will cover the benefits that trees in towns and cities have, as well as the challenges they face day to day.…
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Trees of Mandaumin Woods

Trees of Mandaumin Woods

There are eleven species of trees in Mandaumin Woods, including the Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata).  The Shagbark Hickory is interesting because of its shaggy appearance, which also makes it an easy tree to identify.  It is native to Canada and is extremely hard and dense making it very useful in making tool handles and furniture. A Wallaceburg company, Hillerich and Bradsby, once used Shagbark Hickory trees (among other kinds of wood) in the manufacture of baseball bats and other sporting equipment.  H&B were most famous for producing the Louisville Slugger Baseball bat. (more…)
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The Up and Down of Fall

The Up and Down of Fall

Autumn is an ephemeral time of blasting colour where the asters spark up, leaves are set a blaze, pumpkins perch as glowing beacons, and avian migrants give birders their seasonal eye check-up and neck workout. If not for the sake of easing the neck pain from looking up, trick-or- treat your eyes to a fungal foray in the forest and you’ll be surprised at all the different colours, shapes, and forms mushrooms come in. As triumphant green chlorophyll, the star of photosynthesis, exits the solar stage to unveil the carotenoids and xanthophylls that give off yellow, orange, and brown hues.…
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Rock Glen Walk

Rock Glen Walk

On a beautiful, sunny Sunday, Justin Nicol led 28 Lambton Wildlife members and guests on an educational stroll through a section of the Rock Glen Conservation Area. Rock Glen is located in Arkona, Ontario. It is usually known for its natural collection of Brachiopod, Coral and Crinoid stem fossils. This day, however, we were treated to an opportunity to appreciate the area for its collection of Carolinian and Great Lake native trees. Rock Glen is in a transitional zone of Carolinian, to the south, and Great Lake zone to the north, this results in trees native to both areas growing…
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Rock Glen Walk

Rock Glen Walk

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.
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Lace Up Your Shoes

Lace Up Your Shoes

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…
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