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Upcoming Meetings

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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Willow Beach Notes

 

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - General meeting at Cobourg Public Library
Speaker:
Stuart McKenzie
Topic: The MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System

One of the most ambitious bird tracking initiatives in the world is leading to spectacular discoveries! MOTUS Program Manager Stuart Mackenzie will explain the project, share some of the discoveries, and discuss how this technology will aid in conservation efforts.

 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Birding outing to the Burnley-Carmel property
Leader: Roger Frost

We will search for early migrants and breeding birds. Dress for the weather and bring water. This will be a morning outing. Meet at Hwy 45/401 car pool lot at 8 a.m. or the Pratt Road entrance at 8:30 a.m. Directions to the property: Drive north on Cty. Rd. 45 to Cty. Rd. 29. Turn east. Follow Cty. Rd. 29 through the village of Burnley. Turn right onto Pratt Rd. and follow it to the sign at the entrance gate.

 

Town of Cobourg Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design

Look for the online survey during the first week of May.
See:  http://www.cobourg.ca/en/recreation-and-culture/waterfront-user-needs-assessment.aspx

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - General Meeting at Cobourg Public Library
Speaker: Colin Cassin

Topic: Wins, Losses & Lessons Learned: Invasive Plants of Ontario

Project Specialist at the Ontario Invasive Plant Council, Colin will speak about current invasive plant issues impacting control efforts in Ontario including control techniques, biocontrol program updates and newly emerging nuisance species threatening Ontario’s biodiversity.

Friday, February 24, 2017, Annual General Meeting, Cobourg Public Library
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

Silent Auction: in support of WBFN's Education initiatives. Please come early to browse.  Some of the items donated for the auction are (see the link for photos): https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d28b2e3af6eb6790ea1bb027f/files/1cfc65cb-d466-4dc6-b761-300c0ba92586/Collage_of_Photos_of_Items.docx

  • Annual Vehicle Permit for Presqu'ile Provincial Park
  • Gift certificates from the Dutch Oven, Rainbow Cinemas, Pizza Hut and Best Western's Arthur's Restaurant
  • A selection of framed original, printed and photographed artwork
  • Gift baskets from Paulmac Pets, the Town of Cobourg, Sun Tree Natural Foods (Port Hope), Fisher's Foodland
  • CAA duffle bags
  • Pizza for a year gift basket from Boston Pizza
  • Backyard Seeds - feeder and seed
  • Birding and Boating tours from local experts
  • Ganaraska Forest Centre hiking membership
  • Lake's Bees items
  • Ten Thousand Villages Peruvian pottery
  • Canadian Tire - Tasco binoculars
  • What’s In Store - Packit freezable lunch bag
  • plus other unique items donated from WBFN members including books and a tripod!

Speaker: Omar McDadi
Topic: Learn about Rouge National Urban Park – Canada’s first and only national park in an urban setting

The presentation will provide an overview of the park’s rich natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage, and highlight its incredible biodiversity and early conservation and restoration success stories. Originally from Ontario, Omar spent 16 years in western Canada working as a wildlife biologist and educator in Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national parks and at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Since 2014, Omar has been working on the establishment of Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area.

Friday, February 24, 2017, Annual General Meeting
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Cobourg Public Library

Silent Auction: in support of WBFN's Education initiatives. Please come early to browse. Some of the items donated for the auction are:

  • Annual Vehicle Permit for Presqu'ile Provincial Park
  • Gift certificates from the Dutch Oven, Rainbow Cinemas, Pizza Hut and Best Western's Arthur's Restaurant
  • A selection of framed original, printed, and photographed artwork
  • Gift baskets from Paulmac Pets, the Town of Cobourg, Sun Tree Natural Foods (Port Hope)
  • CAA duffle bags
  • Pizza for a year gift basket from Boston Pizza
  • Backyard Seeds - feeder and seed
  • Birding and Boating tours from local experts
  • Ganaraska Forest Centre hiking membership
  • Lake's Bees items
  • Ten Thousand Villages Peruvian pottery
  • Canadian Tire - Tasco binoculars
  • What’s In Store - Packit freezable lunch bag
  • plus other unique items donated from WBFN members including books and a tripod!

Speaker: Omar McDadi
Topic: Learn about Rouge National Urban Park – Canada’s first and only national park in an urban setting

The presentation will provide an overview of the park’s rich natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage, and highlight its incredible biodiversity and early conservation and restoration success stories. Originally from Ontario, Omar spent 16 years in western Canada working as a wildlife biologist and educator in Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national parks and at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Since 2014, Omar has been working on the establishment of Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area.