Come and take part in one of the most popular new naturalist activity. Mothing is a special evening outing to search and find moths in our area to identify. The activity is growing everywhere and in England it has become quite the rage. Executive member Mary Green, and husband Gerry have offered their property and experience to introduce members to the activity. This event in September 2011 was popular. Meet at the Greens’ at 8:00 p.m. Phone Mary at 705-437-1262 to confirm for participation and details.
The annual Spring Birding trip along Lake Simcoe will concentrate on waterfowl and shorebirds. Rare migrants can sometimes turn up unexpectedly so be prepared. Later in the day we may do some hiking and general nature study in one of our local natural areas. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Tim Horton’s in Sutton on Dalton Road. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars. Phone Paul at 905-722-8021 if you want to participate
Members will travel to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection near Kleinburg. As well as the permanent collections, participants will view the special exhibition, a celebration of art and culture of the Inuit people of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) through three exhibitions that bring into light this rich artistic community in the northern territory of Nunavut. Its spectacular geography, and the prolific contribution of its people to the documentation of Inuit life and traditions that span over half a century, will be apparent. Meet at Coffee Time, Highway 48 south of Baldwin at 1:00 p.m.
This year the Earth Hour is planned to be Saturday March 23. Club member Beth Daw-Ryder will hopefully be again coordinating the club evening walk in Sibbald Point Provincial Park. This is a popular annual club event. We will meet at the Park Parking lot at 8:30 p.m. and hike for One hour. Hooting for owls and related activities will occur. Dress for the weather. Phone Beth at 905-830-8089 for more details.
Bird little visited parts of the Rouge Park in York Region and participate in the Count Round-up party in the afternoon. Call Paul Harpley to Register 905-722-8021.
The Annual Count this year is New Years Day, just like the original Christmas Bird Count many, many years ago.