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Nature and Bird-Sighting Walk - November 18, 2016

Elizabeth Kellogg and Karen Drew are leading a group of students (and maybe some staff) from Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI) through the track area and Donegan Park, down to the foot of D’Arcy Street at the lake to do a nature/bird-sighting walk. Anyone willing to join us and bring along a scope for lakefront viewing would be very much appreciated. This is taking place this Friday, November 18 at 2:45 p.m. We will be departing from the track area. Meet us there or at the beach at D’Arcy.

Karen’s home phone is: 905-342-2904, and home email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Karen's email at work (at CCI) during the daytime is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Keeler Centre, 80 Division Street, Colborne, ON
Speaker: Don Sutherland, Zoologist with MNRF and NHIC
Topic: Species of Concern in Ontario - the Natural Heritage Information Centre's role

Please note that all these events are free of charge and open to the public.

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Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - General meeting at Cobourg Public Library
Speaker: Emma Horrigan, Conservation Science Coordinator at Ontario Nature
Topic: Citizen Science and the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

In Ontario, 75% of reptiles and 35% of amphibians are listed as at-risk. Emma will describe how this Atlas uses public participation to increase our knowledge of these threatened species.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - Astronomy Outing to Oak Heights Observatory, 179 Covert Hill Rd.
Leader: Andreas Gada, owner of the observatory
Directions: Take Cty. Rd. 45 north to Cty. Rd. 29. Turn east on Cty. Rd. 29, past Burnley to Covert Hill Rd. Turn south. Follow Covert Hill Rd. south to #179. Follow the grassy lane to the Oak Heights Observatory.

Participants should wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. This outing is weather dependent.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 4:00 p.m., at the Market Building, 201 Second Street, Cobourg (same location as the Cobourg Farmers Market)

Sustainable Cobourg invites you to hear passionate speakers from The Cottage Gardener talk about open-pollinated seeds and their importance for food security. Other groups participating in a mini-market of ideas include, Cycle Transitions, The Cobourg Community Garden Group, Community Power Northumberland, ‘Grow The Greenbelt’, Punk Rock Produce, The Tomato Lady and Northumberland Master Gardeners. Ask questions, try free samples, buy a t-shirt, some organic seeds or a gardening book (some signed by Frankie Flowers).

Following this interactive portion, Sustainable Cobourg will hold its Annual General Meeting. They will fill you in on what they’ve been up to and what they need to continue working on. Two board positions are available: Secretary and Treasurer. Visit their website for a description of each. Nominate a friend, or volunteer yourself for this important work for our community.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

If you have any questions, please call or email Gigi Ludorf-Weaver at:
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