We are sharing the following message from Ontario Nature. SPNC spends a weekend each year in the South Bruce area. Piping Plovers are one of the rarest and most imperiled breeding birds in Ontario. Absent for many years from our Great Lakes shorelines, they reappeared in 2007 and nested at Sauble Beach. Every year since … Continue reading Action Alert: Sauble’s piping plovers need you now!
The Ontario government is proposing to reduce the scope of our Conservation Authorities, which play a very important role in the conservation of our natural resources. Along with 111 other organizations, South Peel Naturalists’ Club has co-signed a letter to Premier Ford and relevant ministers advocating for Conservation Authorities to retain their many important functions.
Due to COVID-19, all SPNC field trips have been cancelled for May and June 2020. Stayed tuned for updates.
Due to closures and precautions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, all SPNC April events have been cancelled. The Club AGM will be held at a later date. Note that events/fieldtrips scheduled in May may also need to be cancelled. We urge all our members to check back on our website or Facebook regarding future cancellations. Please … Continue reading SPNC events cancelled for April
On February 2, 2020 we will be celebrating World Wetlands Day. This year’s theme is WETLAND BIODIVERSITY: WHY IT MATTERS. The goal is to share and raise awareness of the importance of wetlands to biodiversity. Wetlands support a rich variety of plant and animal species – and provide many other ecosystem services, such as controlling … Continue reading Become a Great Lakes Marsh Monitor
The Oakville & Milton Humane Society announces their new "Let's Talk Animals: Speaker Series". The first seminar in this series, "Understanding our Wildlife Neighbours", is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 26th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the new Trafalgar Park Community Centre (Kerr St. & Rebecca St., Oakville), and will feature guest speaker Lesley Sampson, … Continue reading Understanding our Wildlife Neighbours – Tues. Nov. 26
SPNC will have a booth at an event this fall. Note that this post has been update, as the Creditview Bogfest is not being held this year. Volunteers are needed to help staff the display. See details below. Halton Forest Festival Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 Location: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, 7200 Appleby Line, Milton … Continue reading Volunteers needed for fall community events
Kirsten Burling was invited to the 2018 Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards ceremony where she was nominated for the category of Outstanding Volunteer. A dinner and awards presentation, sponsored by Credit Valley Conservation, took place on March 28, 2019. Kirsten was credited with her involvement with Bird Studies Canada’s SwiftWatch program, her active participation … Continue reading Kirsten Burling nominated for Friends of the Credit outstanding volunteer
Volunteer tasks will include shoreline/trail cleanup, trail maintenance, removal of invasive species and planting native trees and shrubs. Saturday, May 11, 2019 — 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Saturday, June 8, 2019 — 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Meet at the Bexhill Road entrance. Dress appropriately for the weather and your safety, including work/protective gloves … Continue reading Volunteer at Rattray Marsh
Once again it is the spring cleanup. South Peel has been sponsoring a cleanup site in Oakville since 2003. The nature of the location has changed over the years with more building on the site, but it still attracts a wide range of birds and animals, including American Woodcock, fox and coyote. Bags and gloves … Continue reading Earth Day Cleanup in Oakville Sat. Apr. 27