2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

2nd Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids Recap

The 2019 Lambton County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4KIDS), hosted by LWI's Young Naturalist team and staffed by club volunteers was completed on Saturday, Dec 28th at Canatara Park, Sarnia Ontario. 25 kids, ages 6-12 participated with their parents or grandparents in our 2nd annual count. Although bird numbers were down, as is the case all over the continent, the kids and adults had a great time! It was wonderful to see so many children and youth interested in birds and nature over the holidays. With all generations involved, it made for a unique event blending outdoor activity, citizen science,…
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CBC4KIDS – Christmas Bird Count For Kids

CBC4KIDS – Christmas Bird Count For Kids

On Saturday, December 28th from 12:30-3:30pm we will be having our 2nd annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4KIDS) at Canatara Park. A fun winter birdwatching event for kids aged 6-12 and families. Join us to learn about birds, connect with other young naturalists, and become a Citizen Scientist! FREE, RSVP today, limited spots! We will be stationed at the buildings near the Animal Farm entrance. After registration, we will divide into teams and go exploring with a local birder. These experienced guides will show participants* how to identify local birdlife, use binoculars, and lead them to find and count…
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Young Nats Wawanosh Wander

Young Nats Wawanosh Wander

Young Nats events are geared for ages 6-12 When: Saturday November 16th What time: 10AM-NOON Where: Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area - 6013 Blackwell Side Rd, Sarnia, ON (https://maps.app.goo.gl/5Fr4nEDK6quesL1c6) Mike will take us for a wander through Wawanosh Wetlands, one of our local treasures. Come explore with us! Remember to wear water proof boots and dress for the weather. Bring snacks and drinks. We will meet in the parking lot and go exploring. Remember to register with Mike via m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com by Nov 14th If you're not a member, you could make a small donation to our program at events until April…
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Young Naturalists: Creatures of Canatara Night Hike

Young Naturalists: Creatures of Canatara Night Hike

Young Naturalists (ages 6-12) At night, when others sleep, the forest comes alive! Learn about nocturnal and crepuscular creatures like owls, fireflies, coyotes, frogs, moths, bats, and more.ย  Bring a flashlight/headlamp. Insect repellent recommended. Bring your cellphones and pre-download the Seek app (free) here to participate in collecting species badges and leveling up your mushroom game! RSVP by emailingย m.kent@lambtonwildlife.comย the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending.ย 
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๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (ages 6-12)

This March, we will be keeping a lookout for Tundra Swans that migrate to the area. If we are lucky enough to witness this spectacular wildlife event, we will send a notification to ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด with further details of the TBD pop-up event. ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜‰๐˜‹ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ! Typically the best location is a field behind the Lambton County Heritage Museum. For more info about our local…
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Young Naturalists Enjoyed a Successful Christmas Bird Count!

Young Naturalists Enjoyed a Successful Christmas Bird Count!

A big thank you to all the leaders and participants for a successful Christmas Bird Count in Canatara Park on December 29. The data that was gathered is submitted to Bird Studies Canada and adds important information about bird populations and helps to develop conservation strategies. Fifteen children participated in the count and they were able to use binoculars provided to the young naturalists program with funding from Nova Chemicals and Vortex Binoculars. Mike Kent (Young Naturalists leader), Sean Jenniskens, Amy Virostek, Brandon Edwards, Brandy Fenwick, Sharon Nethercott, and Anne Goulden all assisted with the bird count.
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Free Thayer Birding Software for Kids โ€“  The Young Birder Program

Free Thayer Birding Software for Kids โ€“ The Young Birder Program

Any young birders or students interested in birds and nature who are enrolled in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school can download the new version 7.7 of Thayerโ€™s Birds of North America โ€“ for FREE. Just visit www.ThayerBirding.com, select the Windows or the Mac download and enter our special code: LambtonWildlifeYoungBirder Then click the Apply button and Free Checkout. This amazing birding software, for Windows or Mac computers, features the 1,007 birds that have been seen in the continental United States and Canada. The software includes 6,856 color photos, 1,506 songs and calls, 552 video clips of birds…
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Young Naturalists: Humongous Fungus

Young Naturalists: Humongous Fungus

You will never look at your pizza the same way again!ย ย Come learn about the humongous impact the fungus among us has on our lives while we explore the diversity hiking the Lambton County Heritage Forest. Finish off combining science and art by making a spore print! Seemingly small and insignificant, they are anything but. They come in a dazzling array of colours, shapes, and forms with equally as intriguing natural histories. Above ground, on trees, and on the surfaces of others are the things that humans have collected and revered for thousands of years for their edible and medicinal properties.…
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Young Naturalists: Hummingbird Day

Young Naturalists: Hummingbird Day

Young Naturalists (ages 6-11).ย  Parental supervision required. While getting up-close views, learn about the incredible journey our provinces smallest bird undertakes each year and some of the science that has helped us uncover some of the marvels of bird migration.ย ย Carl Pascoe & Rachel Powless ofย Native Territories Avian Research Project (NTARP) will be banding hummingbirds at the Nicol Farm. Bring snacks, water, camera & a lawn chair. RSVP by emailingย m.kent@lambtonwildlife.comย the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending.ย 
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Amped about Amphibians (ages 6-11)

Amped about Amphibians (ages 6-11)

Spring has sprung and amphibians are hoping and crawling about. With the help of Kyle Williams Maajiigin Gumig Greenhouse Technician, learn about the lifestyles of the slippery and slimy while we search for search for frogs, salamanders, and so much more. New binoculars for free sign-outย and spotting scope available for useย during the outing thanks to a partnership between Vortex Canada, Nova Chemicals, and our club! We will be using our phones to engage children with technology for environmental science and conservation.ย ย Ontario Natureโ€™s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app identifies Ontarioโ€™s reptiles and amphibians, lets you submit sightings with ease and stores…
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