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Willow Beach Field Naturalists meet on the last Friday of every month from September to May (except for the month of December).

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WBFN Outings

Winter OutingWBFN Winter Tree Identification Field Trip in The Northumberland Forest.
Photo © Sherry Tomkins

Walks and field trips are held throughout the year. Local activities are a good way for members to enjoy our area’s natural heritage, share their experience and learn through observation.

A.K. Sculthorpe Woodland Marsh section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Hope

On Sunday morning, November 6, 23 people gathered for a leisurely walk along the A.K. Sculthorpe Woodland Marsh section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Hope. The weather was really beautiful, although the waves on the lake made viewing the ducks there rather challenging. Through a spotting scope, observers could pick out Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoter and a single Surf Scoter. In the marsh itself were Mallards, American Black Ducks, and a female Northern Shoveler. Land birds were very scarce, consisting mostly of Black-capped Chickadees, but also including one Red-winged Blackbird, one American Goldfinch and one Brown Creeper. No one seemed to mind that we didn’t see many birds. It was just a lovely day to be outside.

....... Elizabeth Kellogg

WBFN Outing

Along the boardwalk at the A.K. Sculthorpe Woodland Marsh.

WBFN Outing Novmeber 2011

Checking out waterfowl on the Port Hope Trail.