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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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Willow Beach Notes


Sunday, May 15, 2016 - International Migratory Bird Day - 8:00 a.m.
Visit the Nature Conservancy’s new Schultz Property
Leader: Roger Frost
Directions: Meet at the Peter’s Woods parking lot, off McDonald Rd. north of Centreton.

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. - Frank Godfrey’s property, 3074 Cornish Hollow Road
Leader: Frank Godfrey

Frank has been doing restoration of native plants and trees on the property and is pleased to show it to WBFN. Directions: Cornish Hollow Rd. runs north from Cty. Rd. 74 (Dale Rd.), east of Precious Corners. At the gate of 3074, drive up the hill where there is a parking area at the top.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. - Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre, 8000 Telephone Rd., Hamilton Twp.
Leader: Mark Rupke
Directions: The Laurie Lawson Centre is on the north side of Telephone Rd. between Theatre Rd. and Burnham St. There is a small parking lot, but most cars will have to park along the road.

Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - Cobourg Library
Speaker: Dr. Troy McMullin of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa
Topic: An introduction to the Secret Life of Lichens

There are over 450 species of lichens native to Southern Ontario, many limited to old-growth forests. Dr. McMullin will discuss their roles in ecosystems around the world and their uses in science and medicine.