Spring will be here before you know it. Instead of planning to plant a conventional garden perhaps you may be interested in planting a rain garden! And we have just the manual to help you make your very own! Rain Garden Manual web Here is a quick refresher on why rain gardens are important. The west basin of Lake Erie has been seriously impacted by rain water runoff which carries contaminants and phosphorous which in [...]
On Sunday February 16, Tom Preney and Kory Renaud lead a hike through the Ojibway shores property as part of our continued effort to survey the species present on the property. The chilly afternoon started out sunny, clouded over during the hike and yet more snow was falling by the end of our adventure. The swift current on the river allowed for some open water and good numbers of waterfowl were present, including Scaup, Goldeneye [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Josh Vandermeulen speak about his record-breaking 2012 Big Year, where he saw or heard 344 bird species in Ontario. It was an honour for us to host this presentation and we hope you enjoyed it! If you would read about Josh's big year, see some of his photography or follow his current adventures, you can go to his blog at Ontario Birds and Herps. Our next meeting [...]
This week the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) awarded several champions of conservation awards to the Essex County Field Nats! Award recipients included: Lynda Corkum, Phil Roberts and Gerry Waldron! Congratulations to all! Field Naturalists to have received the award previously: David Kraus, Betty Learmouth, Ian Naisbitt, Paul Pratt, and Daniel Mennill!