2020 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.

For further details contact us.

Date Event Description
Monday January 13 Members’ Night Part 2 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls.
Monday February 3 General Meeting 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls. Deborah Pearson and Ginny Colling present Climate Change Reality. Deborah and Ginny are both retired teachers who, in 2017, took the Climate Reality Project leadership training led by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore.
Saturday February 8 Woodland Conference Sir Sandford Fleming College. This year’s theme is “Our Woodland Heritage”. Speakers, workshops and an interpretive walk at the college. Hearty lunch provided. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/27th-annual-kawartha-woodland-conference-our-woodland-heritage-tickets-82996475693
February 14 -17 Great Backyard Bird Count Become a citizen scientist: www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/gbbc/
Monday March 2 General Meeting 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls. Sylvie Spraakman: Green Infrastructure – Managing Stormwater to Enhance Nature. Sylvie is a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and is a professional engineer.
Saturday March 21 Outing to Presqu’ile
Waterfowl weekend! Carpool Tim`s Fenelon at 7:30am or Tim`s at the Whitney Town Center in Lindsay at 8 am. or meet at the sightings board at Presqu’ile at 10 am. Bring warm clothes and a lunch. Backup date is Saturday March 28. Contact Eric Davis, 705-439-2530.
Monday April 6 General Meeting 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls. John Feltham, professor at Fleming College. Topic: Life at the Edge: Habitat, Heat, and Herpetological Pursuits on the Canadian Shield.
Saturday April 11 Algonquin Park Date is tentative until we find out the date for the OFO trip. Carpool from Tim`s Fenelon at 7:30 am. or meet at the west gate at 10 am. Bring a lunch. Weather permitting. Contact Eric Davis, 705-439-2530.
Saturday April 25  Annual General Meeting St. James Anglican Hall, 19 Bond St. Fenelon Falls. Join us for food, fun and a little business, 5 – 9 pm. This is pot luck. Dr. Christina M. Davy, Research Scientist MNR and adjunct professor at Trent, topic: Wings in the Night: Untangling the Effects of White-Nose Syndrome on Endangered Bats
Saturday May 2 Altberg Annual Trail Maintenance Meet at 10 am at the Altberg parking lot. Bring gloves, clippers, especially large ones, small hand saw, to cut back the shrubs encroaching on the trail: Contact Randy Beacler: 705-488 -2266
Wednesday May 13 Birding Outing Thickson’s woods and the Hogsback.  Leader:  John Bick: 705-738-2707.  Details to follow.
Saturday May 23 Hike at Indian Point Leaders:  Anne and Brian Barbour.  Details to follow.
Monday June 1 General Meeting 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls. Speakers are Jay and Bev Thibert. Topic: Hiking in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island
Saturday June 6   Carden Birding Meet at Wylie Rd and MacNamee at 8 am. Car pooling from Lindsay Tims at 7 15 and Fenelon Tims at 7 25. Backup date June Contact Eric Davis, 705-439-2530.
June 10 to 17 Black River Butterfly Outing This event will occur sometime during this week. Susan Blayney will be leading it and if you are interested in going, let Susan know and she will contact you once the date has been decided. 705-887-4691
July (date TBA) Kawartha Butterfly Count 10 am to 4 pm.  All skill levels welcome.  Contact Dan Bone/Susan Blayney 705-887-4691
Saturday September 12 Corn Roast and Potluck Supper 2 pm to 7 pm at the home of Arthur and Kathleen Gladstone, 783 Prospect Rd.
Monday September 14 Cancelled 7:30pm St. James Anglican Hall at 19 Bond Street East, Fenelon Falls. Speaker: Drew Monkman, Topic: Climate Change and how it is Affecting Nature in the Kawarthas.
Monday October 5  Webinar Speaker: Cameron Curran, Topic: A Virtual Tour of the Carden Alvar
Saturday October 17 Hike at Ron Reid Nature Reserve The trail to Ragged Rapids is good for fungi in the fall. More details to follow.
Monday November 2 Webinar Speaker: Peter Thoem, Topic: Owl Foundation Presentation
Monday December 7 Webinar Speaker: Anne Barbour, Topic: Southeastern Arizona: From Desert to Sky Islands
Monday December 28 Christmas Bird Count Details to follow.