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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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Sustainable Cobourg invites you to the second in their 2016 Speaker Series, “Protecting Our Home, Our Country, Our World.” Guest speaker Ian McVey, Project Manager for The Ontario Climate Consortium, will be giving a presentation on how land use affects climate change, and the opportunities and challenges at the local and regional levels. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Please join them on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.), at Go Green Together, 739 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg.

Admission is free.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 – Local waterfowl outing
Leader: Roger Frost

Search the Port Hope and Cobourg waterfronts for migrant waterfowl. Meet at Cobourg Harbour at the foot of Hibernia St. at 9 a.m. (Please note: This is the weekend of the change back to Daylight Savings Time.) If inland ponds are open, we may also head inland to view waterfowl in wet fields. Dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks.

TONIGHT - Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. (please note early start time) - Cobourg Public Library.
Topic: Culturing ‘at risk’ Mussels in Ontario
Speaker: Kevin Loftus, Manager of Fish Culture and Zoologist at the Ontario MNRF

Kevin will speak about multiple species of native mussels at risk in Ontario, their life history, causes of decline and efforts to culture and release them.

Silent Auction in support of WBFN’s education initiatives. Please come early to browse.

  • Helinox Camping Chair from Wild Rock Outfitters
  • Annual Vehicle Permit for Presqui'le Provincial Park
  • Beeswax Candles from Lake’s Bees
  • One-night stay at Grafton Village Inn for two people
  • A selection of framed original, printed and photographed artwork
  • Gift Baskets from Foodland and Suntree Foods
  • Pizza for a year from Boston Pizza
  • A selection of hard and soft cover books
  • Birding and Boating tours from local experts
  • Ten Thousand Villages unique gift set 
  • Handbag from What’s In Store 
  • Ganaraska Forest Centre hiking membership 

Additional items added this week from the generosity of the following donors:

  • Global Pet Foods, Cobourg
  • Canadian Tire, Cobourg
  • Home Hardware, Cobourg
  • Northumberland Hills Brewery
  • Cycle Transitions
  • Dutch Oven
  • Walmart 

WBFN Annual General Meeting
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. (please note early start time) - Cobourg Public Library.
Topic: Culturing ‘at risk’ Mussels in Ontario
Speaker: Kevin Loftus, Manager of Fish Culture and Zoologist at the Ontario MNRF

Kevin will speak about multiple species of native mussels at risk in Ontario, their life history, causes of decline and efforts to culture and release them.
Silent Auction in support of WBFN’s education initiatives. Please come early to browse. Some of the items up for auction are:

  • Helinox Camping Chair from Wild Rock Outfitters
  • Annual Vehicle Permit for Presqui'le Provincial Park
  • Beeswax Candles from Lake’s Bees
  • One night stay at Grafton Village Inn for two people
  • A selection of framed original, printed and photographed artwork
  • Gift Baskets from Foodland and Suntree Foods
  • Pizza for a year from Boston Pizza
  • A selection of hard and soft cover books
  • Birding and Boating tours from local experts
  • Ten Thousand Villages unique gift set 
  • Handbag from What’s In Store 
  • Ganaraska Forest Centre hiking membership
  • To donate items for auction, contact Karen or Courtney Drew at 905-342-2904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016, - 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - THE MESSENGER, a film about threats to songbird populations around the world.

Filmmaker Su Rynard will attend both screenings to talk about her research and film work and answer questions. Of special interest to birders, naturalists, backyard bird feeders and lovers of nature. The showing of The Messenger was organized with much assistance from Margaret Bain of WBFN. There will be a WBFN informational table at these showings.
This film is playing at The Loft (Harden and Huyse Café, 2nd floor) at 201 Division Street in Cobourg.
Advance tickets $15.00 at Victoria Hall Box Office, 905-372-2210. Please specify 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. performance. Limited seating.