Monthly Meeting:Thickson’s Woods April 12th
 
I hope you were one of the packed house for Peter B. Mills presentation on Ontario Amphibians.
 
Please mark your Calendars for April 12th which is our next presentation:
 
Thickson’s Woods is the last remnant of old-growth pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. In 1983 those pines were threatened with logging, a handful of naturalists formed a nonprofit corporation “Thickson’s Wood Land Trust” and purchased the woods. In 2001 they bought a 8 acres meadow just north of the woods and today that cow pasture is a remarkable wildlife habitat and buffer from fumes and noise.
 
Phil Holder, since early childhood in England, has had a great passion for nature. In Canada since 1982, he shared this passion with his family, birding every weekend and soon they were involved not just with birds but in the biodiversity of the Canadian wildlife.
When is son Matt passed away in 2011, Phil and his wife created, in his memory, the Matt Holder Environmental Education Fund and that will be the focus of his presentation: The Biodiversity of Thickson’s Woods and the Forgotten Pollinators