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Junior Egrets – An Outing in Each Season

Following the success of the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids last Winter, the Jr. Egret team hosted events in the Spring and Summer and has another one planned for this Fall. On May 25th, over 30 kids with their families came to Ojibway Nature Centre to learn about and look for some herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) of Essex County. Spring is a great time for finding herps because these ecothermic (“cold-blooded”) animals come out in [...]

ECFNC 35th Annual Dinner

ECFNC 35th Annual Dinner - Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019Speaker:  David T. Chapman, Storm Chaser Things you need to know: LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS IS FRIDAY, NOV. 1STThere is no vegetarian entre.  If you prefer a vegetarian entre or have any special dietary restrictions, please let me know by Nov. 1st.  (JoAnn Grondin – 519-734-0056). If purchasing tickets online, be sure to include dietary restrictions in the notes field (Vegetarian).To learn more and to purchase [...]

2019 Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course

Written by Gina Pannunzio for The Egret - Volume 35 Issue 3 In late May, early June, folks from all around arrive at Beausoleil Island, which is part of the Georgian Bay Islands National Park to participate in the 2019 Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course. This course is hosted by a partnership of reptile and amphibian experts and organizations including Blazing Star Environmental, Natural Resource Solutions Inc., Ontario Nature and the Government of Ontario. [...]

Celebrate World Rivers Day with the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup!

Writen by Gina Pannunzio for The Egret - Volume 35 Issue 3 Each year, World Rivers Day celebrates river systems across the globe. This special day highlights the importance of rivers and aims to increase public awareness of the challenges rivers face. The hope is that this increased awareness will improve the stewardship of rivers. Globally, rivers share boundaries with numerous jurisdictions, and World Rivers Day highlights the shared goal of strengthening regional and international [...]

National Forest Week

Written by Gina Pannunzio for The Egret - Volume 35 - Issue 3 Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across Canada by many individuals and diverse governmental and non-governmental organizations. During NFW, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history – and to our future. Communities, families and individuals depend on [...]