2017 Programmes and Outings

Outings

Kindly arrive at the meeting place before the designated departure time. When carpooling, please share expenses with your driver. Participants are responsible for your own lunch, refreshments and binoculars. Dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of inclement weather, please contact the leader to check the status of the outing. Non-members are always welcome.

Squirrel-ly birders:  visit local bird feeders the Friday after the General Meetings from January through March. Meet at Tim’s in Fenelon Falls at 8 am. Contact Dan Bone 705 887 4691.

For further details contact us.

Date Event Description
Monday January 9 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Ike Selby “Pacific Crest Trail”
Monday February 6 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Mike Hendron  “Kawartha Land Trust Movement”  Mike, the executive director of the Kawartha Land Trust, will give us an overview of where the land trust movement is going and up-date us on properties of interest, especially Boyd Island.
Saturday February 11 Woodlot Conference The 24th Annual Kawartha Woodlot Conference being held at Fleming College in Lindsay. The theme ‘Healthy Forest, Healthy Community’ will cover a broad range of topics ranging from managing woodlots as part of a natural heritage system to invasive species, tree identification and plantation thinning, species at risk and fun in the forest.
February 17 -20 Great Backyard Bird Count Become a citizen scientist www.birdscanda.org/volunteer/gbbc/
Saturday February 18 KFN Winterfest 1 – 4 pm  Meet at the Jackson’s property for skiing, snowshoeing, and food and friendship. Caution: a steep hill leads down to the main house. Car pool at the fire hall in Burnt River. Four wheel vehicles only down the hill. Dale and Lewis Jackson: 705 454 1673.

To get to our place
-Head north through Burnt River
-At 4 way stop sign go straight through
-Rustic Trail is first left
-Continue on Rustic Trail for about 1 1/2 kilometres
-turn first right at stone gate posts and continue past my studio to the lake
(just less than a kilometre)

Remember we have a tricky hill just before the house so if in doubt team up with someone with 4 wheel drive or call us 705 454-1673 and we will come to Burnt River to pick people up.

Monday March 6 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Rod Stavinga, Kawartha Conservation “Natural Corridors in the CKL”
Saturday March 18 Presqu’ile Waterfowl Outing 19 March back up date. Carpool from Fenelon Falls 7:30  and Lindsay at 8:00 or meet at the bird sightings board at 10 am. $16/car. Bring lunch and warm clothes.  Contact Eric Davis 705 439-2530
Saturday April 1 Algonquin Park Outing To see the birds. Eric Davis will lead the trip.Carpool from Fenelon Falls and Lindsay 7:30 am. Contact Eric Davis at 705 439-2530
Monday April 3 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker:Ralph McKim “Ontario’s First Forester”  Ralph, a local landowner and conservationist, will present the story of Ontario’s First Forester and how he helped reforest our watersheds, prevented forest fires, and saved our watersheds.
Saturday April 29 Annual General Meeting Join us for food, fun and a little business 5 to9pm. Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Frost, Trent University will provide an overview and up date on the northern lakes project.  Come prepared to out bid your friends at the silent auction.  Contact Lizz Hoyle and Gerarda Schouten.
Monday May 1 Altberg Roadside Cleanup Meet at the Altberg Reserve parking lot at 10 am. Lunch provided. Contact David Young 705 454 0313
Saturday May 6 Altberg Trail Maintenance This year we will concentrate on the yellow and orange trails starting at the interior and lopping branches towards the parking lot. Contact Randy Beacler 705 488 2266
May 26, 27 Carden Challenge  Contact Dan Bone 705 887 4691
Wednesday May 31 Somerville Tract Outing See the Pink Stemless Lady Slippers

Meet  Fenelon Falls Tim Horton’s at 9:30 am or at the Pinery Rd. parking lot at 10:00 am. Contact Anne Barbour 705-464-9096

Saturday June 3 Carden Birding 8 a.m.  Meet Wylie Road and MacNamee

Car pool Lindsay Tims, 7:00 a.m., then Fenelon Tims, 7:25 a.m.  Lunch at the lift locks.  Leader: Eric Davis, 705 439-2530

Monday June 5 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Lisa Solomon, Management Biologist with MNRF “Wetlands” Join the fun: bring and buy plants at the plant sale.
Saturday June 10             Presqu’ile Birding To see the warblers and other songbirds Carpool from Fenelon Falls and Lindsay at 8:00 or meet at the Park feeder parking lot at 10 am.  Contact Eric Davis 705 439-2530
Saturday June 17 Butterflies and Dragonflies Queen Elizabeth II provincial park  Enter West side Black River Rd north of Sadowa.  Meet 10 a.m. at bridge at end of Chisholm Trail. We will drive into Victoria Falls. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel. Bring lunch. No washrooms available Six hour trip. Everyone welcome whatever your nature passion.  Learn basic ID skills.  Bring binoculars, cameras,  Carpooling: Lindsay 8:30, Fenelon 9:00 Leader: Susan Blayney 705-887-4691
Saturday July 22 Kawartha Butterfly Count 3rd annual count 10a.m to 4p.m. Learn on the job– all skill levels welcome  Contact Dan Bone/Susan Blayney 705-887-4691 dan.bone13@gmail.com
Saturday August 26 Corn Roast and Potluck Picnic 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Park, Lindsay, shelter #3

215 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay, ON  2 p.m. Walk Tr C Trail (E to Lilac G, W to Fleming)  5 p.m. Potluck meal. Corn Provided. All welcome  Contact: Lloyd McEwan 705 341 4577

Monday September 11 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Robbie Preston  “Trip to Canada’s East Coast”
September 27 and 28 Kingston Area Outing Join Eric Davis as he leads an overnight trip to the Menzel Nature Reserve and Amherst Island. We will be staying in Napanee, more details to come.  Contact Eric Davis 705 439 2530
Monday October 2 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Paul Delaney York University “Night Skies: A New World”. Bring your harvest surplus to share with members
Monday October 23 Altberg Roadside Cleanup Meet at the Altberg Reserve parking lot at 10 am. Lunch provided. Contact David Young 705 454 0313
Tuesday October 24 Forest Health Review This annual meeting presents the latest information on forest health conditions in Ontario, forest invasive species, pest management programs, and research results. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee. Located at Geneva Park, Orillia.  Contact Arthur Gladstone 705 439 3891
Monday November 6 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: James Kamstra “Butterflies on the Move”
Monday December 4 Member’s Night 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Bring Christmas treats.  Your memorable experiences with Nature  6 presentations, 8 minutes each.  To sign up, contact Dan 705 887-4691 dan.bone13@gmail.com
Thursday December 28 Christmas Bird Count Dan Bone, 705 887-4691