Search this Site

Upcoming Meetings

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

Important Links

 

NLT Logo revised Feb 2015

 

 

 

 

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.

International Migratory Bird Day - Grassland Birds of Northumberland, sponsored by Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative and Willow Beach Field Naturalists at the Alderville Black Oak Savannah

May 5 2013

Alderville Black Oak Savannah

WBFN Outing May

May Outing Alderville

May Outing Alderville

All photos are ©copyright Don McLeod.

Thanks to WBFN Member Don McLeod for these photos of the May 5th outing to the Alderville Black Oak Savannah.

President’s Walk Through Peter's Woods Conservation Park

May 25 2013

Peter's Woods Outing

Peter's Woods Outing

Peter's Woods Outing

Peter's Woods Outing

All photos are ©copyright Don McLeod.

Thanks to WBFN Member Don McLeod for these photos of the May 25th outing to the Peter's Woods.

More photos of the Algonquin Park Trip can be found at
WBFN Member Don Mcleod's Blog and Picassa Web Album.

Click here to visit Don's Blog.

Click here to visit Don's Picassa Web Album.

Willow Beach Banding Group At Presqu'ile Provincial Park

Bird Banding

Photo© Bruce Parker

On May 18th and 19th Willow Beach Members Elizabeth Kellogg and Roger Frost conducted their annual bird banding demonstration at Presqu'ile's Warblers and Whimbrels weekend.

WBFN Member Don Davis has posted a video of the banding process from the weekend.

Click on the picture below to view.

Divider

Algonquin Park

WBFN March Outing

WBFN Members at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre. Photo© Don McLeod

Willow Beach Field Naturalists (WBFN) March day trip to Algonquin Provincial Park, was led by WBFN member Katsu Sakuma. A big thank you goes out to Katsu for organizing and leading the trip, and to Ian Shanahan of the Algonquin Visitor Centre for showing us their collection of specimens including mounted mammals, birds, butterflies and skulls.

....WBFN Member Don McLeod

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak (f). Photo© Don McLeod

American Marten

American Marten. Photo© Don McLeod

Golden Eagle

Algonquin Park Naturalist Ian Shanahan showing WBFN Members some of the specimens at the Visitor Centre. Photo© Don McLeod

More photos of the Algonquin Park Trip can be found at
WBFN Member Don Mcleod's Blog and Picassa Web Album.

Click here to visit Don's Blog.

Click here to visit Don's Picassa Web Album.

Gray Jay

Gray Jay - from Park records, this 2 year old male has ID code ROSLGOKR. Don Mcleod photographed this male near the intersection of Opeongo Lake Road and Cameron Lake Road. Photo© Don McLeod

Presqu'ile Waterfowl Festival March 16th and 17th 2013

Presqu'ile Waterfowl Festival

A mixture of ducks off the Calf Pasture at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Photo© Don McLeod

Waterfowl Festival

WBFN Members helped visitors to the Waterfowl Festival identify different species of waterfowl at viewing stations in the Park. Photo© Don McLeod

Divider

Port Hope and area Bird Feeder Tour

A number of interesting winter birds were seen at feeders on the WBFN feeder tour. To view more photos including a red-bellied woodpecker at Elizabeth Kellogg's feeder click on the link to WBFN member Don Mcleod's Blog below.

American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow. Photo© Don McLeod

Nothern Mockingbird

Although trying to remain inconspicuous in this tangle a Northern Mockingbird was an interesting winter bird to find in Port Hope. Photo© Don McLeod

More photos of the Bird Feeder Tour can be found at WBFN Member Don Mcleod's Blog.

Click here to visit Don's Blog.

Divider

wbfn LogoAmherst Island Outing

On an overcast but not rainy Saturday, January 19, 10 intrepid Willow Beachers plus 3 TOC members from Toronto spent a rather productive day on Amherst Island which ended up with a tally of 40 species. The highlight was 6 Snowy Owls and a cooperative Barred Owl. 1 Short-eared Owl was seen but only by one person. The Owl Woods were quiet. The Rough-legged Hawks, both colour morphs, were also special, the more so since there are relatively few around in general this winter. Much of what we saw was seen well by all.

........Richard Pope

Chickadee

The chickadees welcomed WBFN members at the Amherst Island feeders. Photo© Katsu Sakuma

Divider