The following message has come to our attention via OntBirds: Yesterday a proposal to create an open hunting season of cormorants from March 15th to December 31st was posted on the Environmental Registry – bag limit of 50/day and NO possession limit. The statement that it will “not affect sustainability” seems to lack scientific proof … Continue reading Cormorants in Ontario
Come learn more about the largest water birds in the world, that were hunted out of existence in Ontario, and that were brought back, after a 200-year absence, through the dedicated work of volunteers over the past 35 years. Be captivated by the majestic world of the Trumpeters, hear amazing stories about individual Trumpeters, while … Continue reading Nov. 2-4 “Born with Music” Conservation Photography Exhibition
The public day of the Halton Forest Festival takes place this year on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area. South Peel Naturalists’ Club has again been invited to host a table at this event. Last year, our display of ‘natural’ items generated a lot of interest among … Continue reading Volunteers needed for Halton Forest Festival Sept. 8
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.