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The Jr. Egrets Return With a Popular Christmas Bird Count for Kids

The Jr. Egrets Return With a Popular Christmas Bird Count for Kids Written by Jessica Middleton for The Egret - Issue 35 - Number 1 After a 21 year rest, the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club for kids, known as the Jr. Egrets, is back in action. The new Jr. Nat’s committee consists of Kory Renaud, Andy Paul, Jeremy Bensette, Sarah Renaud, Jessica Middleton and Gina Pannunzio. Our goal is to inspire and support a [...]

25th Annual ECFNC Weekend Trip to Pelee Island, Ontario. Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5, 2019.

25th Annual ECFNC Weekend Trip to Pelee Island, Ontario. Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5, 2019. Written by Dave Kraus for The Egret - Issue 35 - Volume 1 Leave at 10:00 am Saturday from Leamington Dock aboard the M.V. Pelee Islander II (be at the dock by 9:20 am). We will return to Leamington Dock by 5:45 pm Sunday. We will likely see: migrating waterfowl & warblers, wildflowers such as trilliums & waterleaf, [...]

Reptiles and Amphibians need our help! In fact, all wildlife does!

Reptiles and Amphibians need our help! In fact, all wildlife does! Written by Steve Marks for The Egret - Issue 25 - Number 1 As springtime approaches, and everything in nature comes alive again, reptiles and amphibians are no exception! In spring, it is normal for these animals to exit the hiding spots they have hidden away in for the winter, and venture out to their foraging/breeding grounds for the warmer parts of the year, [...]

2018 Holiday Beach Christmas Bird Count Summary

2018 Holiday Beach Christmas Bird Count Summary Written by Jeremy Hatt for The Egret - Issue 35 - Number 1 The 2018 Holiday Beach Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Dec. 29. 36 volunteers participated in the count, with 33 people observing in the field and 3 people observing feeders. 77 party hours were tallied: 52 hours by foot, 25 hours by car, and 6 hours of feeder watching. A combined total of 441km [...]

Essex SwiftWatch Summary 2018

Essex SwiftWatch Summary 2018 Written by Jeremy Hatt for The Egret - Issue 35 - Volume 1 The Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club continues to help monitor Chimney Swifts in Essex County by searching for new nesting sites, spring roost monitoring, and Swift Night Out events. This article summarizes the results of 2018. The Chimney Swift is currently listed as a Threatened species in Ontario, which means the species is not endangered, but is likely [...]

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