Ontario Nature is excited to share that registration for their highly-anticipated, 9th annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership is now open. Ontario Nature welcomes 100 environmental leaders from high schools across the province to come together for a weekend of nature exploration, networking and outdoor fun. This year’s summit will be held from September 21 to … Continue reading Ontario Nature 2018 Youth Summit registration now open
Our Monday evening walks start on May 14 and continue until August 27. All walks start at 7:00 p.m. sharp and last about 2 hours. Click here for the schedule and locations. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and be prepared for biting insects.
Changes in Birds in Peel and Ontario within the Last 100 years Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Presenter: Dr. Bill McIlveen Dr. McIlveen looks back at the changes in the wild bird population in Peel and Halton using both historical and contemporary data. There have been both losses and gains. Location: Chappell House, … Continue reading Apr. 3 event at Riverwood: Changes in Birds in Peel and Ontario
Update: March 8, 2018 from Joyce LeChasseur The trip is a go for this Saturday March 10th, meeting at the Bronte and QEW carpool parking lot at 8 am. I just returned from Long Point and did see a few swans flying and maybe two to three hundred in a few fields on Front St … Continue reading Tundra Swans & Waterfowl field trip to Long Point – NEW DATE
Resident naturalist Dave Taylor updates his popular talk on our canine neighbours and shares how our understanding of this species has changed in the few years since he first did this presentation. There is much that is new! Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Place: Chappell House, The Riverwood Conservancy Registration: theriverwoodconservancy.org
From Liz Benneian, Trumpeter Swan Coalition: We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Family Day Event on Monday, Feb. 19th, from 11 to 2 p.m. at Lasalle Park in Burlington. We have posted this on our Facebook page (Trumpeter Swan Coalition) and we hope you will share this through your social … Continue reading Feb. 19: Family Day with Trumpeters and Update
On Tuesday, January 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Dave Taylor presents the dramatic and often humorous world of predators and their prey. Despite an impressive set of skills and weapons, the outcome of a hunt is never a foregone conclusion. Register at theriverwoodconservancy.org.
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Chappell House This talk will show Luc Fazio’s videos and pictures of birds detailing how the population numbers and species have changed at Riverwood. It will also take a quick look to future possibilities. Register at www.theriverwoodconservancy.org.
Ornithology students at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) have been collecting data on abundance and diversity of passerine birds in Erindale Park and UTM over the past three years. Learn what these surveys can teach us about local passerines in light of changes associated with urban environments and climate. Celebrate 150 programming at The … Continue reading Canada 150 Lecture at Riverwood on Sept. 13
Longime SPNC members Bev Kingdon and Bill McIlveen were each recipients of a prestigious Conservation Award from Ontario Nature in June 2017. Beverly Kingdon (on left) was awarded the 2017 J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for distinguished public service resulting in exceptional environmental achievement. Bev was instrumental in the reintroduction of trumpeter swans to Ontario, where … Continue reading SPNC members receive Ontario Nature awards