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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. - Benefit Concert for Lone Pine Marsh Land Trust (formerly Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary)
Where: Old Church Theatre, Trenton
Tickets: $20 in advance, or $25 at the door

More information at Lone Pine’s web site:

Lone Pine Marsh is one of the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative partners. The artists are donating their talent in support of the Land Trust.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – General meeting, Cobourg Public Library
Speaker: Chris Ketola
Topic: Masters of the Sky; Raptor Biodiversity, Biology and Behaviour

Chris will briefly go over raptor biodiversity in Ontario. Then he will discuss their biology and hunting techniques, followed by a discussion on some of their behavior, both in a captive setting and in the wild. Chris’ expertise is in raptor and bat biology and captive management techniques.


Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Beachcombing outing to Cobourg West Beach

Eleanor Sartisohn will lead an informal, kid-friendly discovery walk. Meet at the boardwalk at the bottom of Durham Street.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. - Birding outing to the A.K. Sculthorpe Woodland Marsh, Port Hope.
Leader: Roger Frost.

Search for fall migrants.

Directions: Meet at the Parking lot on the west side of the marsh. From Peter St., turn south at Hope St. S., then east on Lake St. to the parking lot.

Bumblebees in the Prairie Workshop
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna

Learn about the importance of bumblebees in natural areas and in your own backyard, with Victoria McPhail from Wildlife Preservation Canada!

To register: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-352-1008


Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Salt Creek Nature Reserve (NCC Property)
Val Deziel

This is one of the newest NCC properties on the Rice Lake Plains. This site contains very steep slopes with uneven footing. There are no maintained trails on the property. Meet at Hwy. 45 and 401 car pool lot at 8:15 a.m. or at the property at 9 a.m. This will be a morning only outing. It is suggested that you carry water and wear appropriate footwear.

Directions: Take Hwy. 45 to Centreton Rd. (Cty. Rd. 22). Follow Centreton Rd. east to edge of Castleton. Turn left (north) on Jakobi Rd. (at caution light). Take Jakobi Rd. north to Morganston Rd. Turn right (east) on Morganston Rd. to Dawson Rd. Turn left (north) on Dawson Rd. to the entrance of the property, just before (south of) Red Cloud School Rd.