2018 Programme 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.

eBirders: We will search the local eBird records and try and find the best birds. This will happen on 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 8 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Vic Orr, “Amazon River”
Monday February 5 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: J.B. Jaboor, “Update on the work at the turtle trauma centre”.
Saturday February 10 Woodlot Conference The 25 th Annual Woodlot Conference at Fleming College in Lindsay.
February 16 – 19 Great Backyard Bird Count Become a citizen scientist. www.birdscanada.org/volunteer.jsp
Monday March 5 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Basil Conlin from the Peterborough Field Naturalists, “The World of Moths”.
Saturday March 17 Presqu’ile Outing Water bird time! Carpool from Fenelon Tim’s 7:30am and Lindsay 8 am or meet at the bird sightings board at 10 am. $16/car. Bring lunch and warm clothes. Backup date March 24. Contact Eric Davis, 705-439-2530.
Monday April 2 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Don Scallen: “Vernal Ponds”.
Saturday April 7 Algonquin Park Outing Carpool from Fenelon 8 am and Lindsay 7:30 am. Contact Eric Davis, 705-439-2530.
Saturday April 28 Annual General Meeting 5 to 9pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: David Lawrie of Ontario Nature, “Citizen Science”. Join us for food, fun and a little business. Come prepared to outbid your friends at the silent auction. Contact Lizz Hoyle or Gerarda Schouten.
Saturday May 5 Altberg Trail Maintenance Contact Randy Beacler, 705-488- 2266
Monday May 7 Alberg Roadside cleanup Meet at the Altberg Reserve parking lot at 10am. Contact David Young 705-454-0313.
Saturday May 30 Hike at Ralph McKim’s Wildflower and bird hike on easy trails through a variety of habitats. Carpool at Tim Horton’s in Lindsay at 9:30 am or meet at 851 Ballyduff Rd and 10 am. Bring lunch in a backpack so we can eat wherever we are. No blackflies! Contact Anne Barbour 705-464-9096.
Saturday June 2 Carden Birding 8 am. meet at parking area Wylie Road and MacNamee. Car pool Lindsay Tim’s 7 am, Fenelon Tim’s 7:30 am. We eat lunch at the locks. Leader: Eric Davis, 705-439-2530 Backup date June 9.
Monday June 4 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Otto Peter, “Madagascar”. There is a plant sale too.
Sunday July 22 Butterfly Count 10 am to 4 pm. Learn on the job – all skill levels welcome. Contact Dan Bone/Susan Blayney 707-887-4691 or dan.bone12@gmail.com
Saturday September 8 Corn Roast Memorial Park, Lindsay, shelter #3215 Lindsay St S 2 pm walk, 5 pm potluck meal. Corn provided. All welcome. Contact Lloyd McEwen 705-341-4577
Monday Septermber 10 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Jim Witshire and his team will present a topic of general interest.
Monday October 1 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Don Davis, “Monarch Butterfly Tagging update” Bring harvest surplus to share with members.
Monday October 22 Altberg Road Cleanup Meet at the Altberg Reserve parking lot at 10 am. Lunch provided. Contact David Young 705-454-0313.
Tuesday October 30 Forest Health Review 10 am This annual meeting presents the latest information on forest health conditions in Ontario. Geneva Park, Orillia. Contact Arthur Gladstone, 705-439-3891.
Monday November 5 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Jean Iron, “Wildlife in the Arctic of Canada, Greenland and Iceland”.
Monday December 3 General Meeting 7:30pm The Senior’s Hall, 58 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. Members night. Bring Christmas treats. To sign up to make a presentation contact Arthur Gladstone, 705-439-3891.
Friday December 28 Christmas Bird Count Contact Dan Bone, 705-887-4691.