Posts by marilynh

Fabulous Fall Fungi 2019

2019 FABULOUS FALL FUNGI WORKSHOPS Sept 23-27 / Sept 29-Oct 4 / Oct 7-10 Now in their 10th year! These fun & educational hands-on workshops provide the ideal opportunity to learn about mushroom identification, ecology, and natural history in a beautiful country setting. Suitable for all levels; small class size. Typically, 150-200+ species identified per session. All meals & lodging included. Location: Queen’s University Biological…

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The ESA Review: Ten Things You Need to Know

This is the Endangered Species Act, not the Endangered Business Act. Please join us in urging the government not to weaken protections for species at risk! Sign today at: https://ontarionature.good.do/esa/support ESA_handout_top 10

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Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Community Input Session March 5th

Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Community Input Session Date:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Building:  Great Hall Room: Cost:  Free Share your thoughts The Trent University Lands and Nature Areas Plan will assist the University to achieve its vision of a ‘sustainable and inspiring campus community, thoughtfully integrating the natural…

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Monthly Meeting: Ontario’s Insect Diversity Near and Far

Wednesday, Mar. 13 7:30 p.m. Camp Kawartha Environment Centre 2505 Pioneer Road (with particular reference to biting flies) Ontario is blessed with an abundance of biting flies, including mosquitoes, horses flies, deer flies and stable flies. While most of our interactions with biting flies are unpleasant, they have important functions in our ecosystems and so…

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Top ten ON Nature articles

February 22, 2019–Noah Cole Here are our top ten favourite articles from our award-winning magazine, ON Nature. You can read them on your desktop, tablet or phone. Let us know which one is your favourite! Looking for more environmental news? You can read current and back issues of ON Nature online. Get closer to nature…

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BRUCE PENINSULA – NATURE WEEKEND

BRUCE PENINSULA – NATURE WEEKEND May 24 – 26, 2019   BIRDING FIELD TRIPS GENERAL NATURE/BOTANY FIELD TRIPS BUCKET RAFFLE AND BIRD QUIZ   Limestone cliffs and sand beaches, hardwood forests and cedar swamps, fens and alvars – this variety of ecosystems on the Bruce Peninsula makes it a special place for naturalists.   South…

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Membership Renewal

PFN Members This is a reminder that 2018 memberships expired at the end of the year.  The March issue of the Orchid will be the last newsletter sent to those who have not renewed for 2019 by the end of March. If you are not certain if you have paid for 2019 contact the undersigned:…

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Straight from the heart

February 14, 2019–Anne Bell © John Pitcher It is interesting how readily nature advocates can be dismissed as tree huggers or bleeding hearts – as if caring about our fellow creatures were somehow improper. Rachel Carson herself was belittled as being too sentimental and emotional – even hysterical – in her fight to raise awareness…

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Stewardship & Sustainability at Heart of Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan Update

Input, sharing and dialogue underway at Trent University and in community to inform and steward the future of Trent Lands   Published Thursday, February 7, 2019   With the goal of assisting Trent to achieve its vision of a “sustainable and inspiring campus community, thoughtfully integrating the natural and built environments, with vibrant spaces to…

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Invitation to Nature Day on Parliament Hill

Dear Lake Ontario North Nature Network Members, I am pleased to send you the attached invitation to join Ontario Nature and Nature Canada for a special event in Ottawa on April 9th to meet with MPs and Catherine McKenna, our federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. This is an excellent opportunity to impress upon…

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