Essex County Field Naturalists Dave Kraus and Betty Learmouth have been recognized as champions of conservation in ERCA's 40 Years of Conservation Celebration! Way to go Dave and Betty! Take a look at what their involvement has been in our county: http://erca.org/40conservation-champions/betty-learmouth/ http://erca.org/40conservation-champions/dave-kraus/
On April 14, 2013, the Essex County Field Naturalists' headed out to Hillman Marsh with Kory Renaud as their guide. Despite the chilly weather, a good time was enjoyed by all. The grand total for the day was 57 species, including a good variety of waterfowl, some shorebirds, Common Loons, many Kinglets (both Golden and Ruby-crowned), and several other songbirds! See the ebird checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13751265 Our fearless leader! Several upgrades have been made to [...]
A great first outdoor meeting of the year! Come out to the next one! Field Naturalists' banding a Red Tailed Hawk prior to releasing it at Devonwood! Our next outdoor members' meeting takes place on May 8. See http://essexcountynature.com/meetings/ for details or follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/ECFNC
Hi Everyone! See what is happening with the Ojibway Prairie (Windsor Star article and video) http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/03/27/big-box-retail-development-plan-near-ojibway-draws-fire-with-video/ Don't agree with the development on this environmentally important land? You can make comments over the web: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTE4OTkz&statusId=MTc4MDA2&language=en Making comments are open to all the public but comments are only accepted until April 18th!
Hi everyone! I found this awesome article on how to make a nest for mason bees! Mason bees don't sting and they are great pollinators. Just follow this link! http://themagnifyingglass.typepad.com/weblog/2011/03/make-a-mason-bee-nest.html