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Small Wonders:
The fascinating Adaptations of Insects
An Illustrated Presentation by
Leslie Abram
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Brighton-area photographer and educator Leslie Abram will share her passion for nature in this presentation on how the insects in your backyard adapt to survive and thrive. Leslie's goal with her photography is to ignite people's curiosity about the amazing living things that share our earth. Ultimately, she hopes to encourage people to get outside, look closely, and reconnect with nature.

FRIDAY, October 27th, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 meeting starts 7:30 PM
COBOURG Public Library
200 Ontario Street, COBOURG, ON
All welcome – bring a friend

Friday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. - General Meeting, Cobourg Public Library
The Ecology and Diversity of Dragonflies & Damselflies, an illustrated presentation by expert Colin Jones from the Natural Heritage Information Centre. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., all welcome, bring a friend!
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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Birding outing to Prince Edward County South Shore IBA, led by Peter Fuller, Chair of Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. This will be a full day outing and will be a joint outing with Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 7 a.m. or at Prince Edward Point at 9 a.m. There is a chance to stay into the evening to see Northern Saw-whet Owl banding.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Birding outing to Prince Edward County South Shore IBA
Led by:
Peter Fuller, Chair of Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

This will be a full day outing and will be a joint outing with Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 7 a.m. or at Prince Edward Point at 9 a.m. There is a chance to stay into the evening to see Northern Saw-whet Owl banding.

Turtle Nest Relocation from Close Point Causeway due to Road Paving, Gore's Landing

A message from Joan Norris: (email her directly if interested - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

I am coming back to Ontario from Aug. 1st to 4th with the purpose of digging up and relocating the nests. This is NOT the best thing for the turtles but it is much better than the alternative, which is certain death for up to 2000 developing baby turtles. Some of the nests will go to a newly created turtle nesting habitat at the Black Oak Savannah in Alderville. The rest will go to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (a.k.a. the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) where they will be incubated, overwintered and released in the spring to maximize their chances of survival.

We need all the help we can get!! We want to do this right this time, which will take time and patience. The work can start Tuesday evening, with small groups working over the next few days, hopefully finishing on Thursday. Any and all help you can give during this time would be appreciated. Help can come in different ways. For example, we need drivers to transport eggs to OTTC and people to help plant nests at the Black Oak site. On behalf of myself and all those little baby turtles we're gonna save, a great big THANK YOU!!

Joan