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NCC Event - Deck the Halls with...Invasive Species?
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Help us conserve native forest and tallgrass prairie habitats in the Rice Lake Plains by removing young, non-native Scot’s pine trees on NCC’s Red Cloud and Hazel Bird Properties. If you wish, you can also take home a free Scot’s pine Christmas tree!
Participants will need to bring their own lunch and water (extra water and snacks will be provided).
Additional event details, including directions, will be provided after registration.

Event Contact: Jennifer McCarter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bird Studies Canada Event - CBC4kids. Here’s an opportunity to introduce kids to bird-watching
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: OFAH Heritage Centre, 4601 Guthrie Street, Peterborough

All ages are welcome but kids must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own binoculars.
Bird ID, citizen science and binocular use will be explained, with a visit to an active feeder.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required before Friday, December 4.

Contact: Jessica Ferguson 705-748-6324 x102, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Movie events:
Ken Prue Presents: The Loft at Harden & Huyse, 201 Division Street, Cobourg
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.; CHASING ICE
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.; CHASING ICE
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.; THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING - a documentary that links climate change to extreme capitalism and posits that citizen action can "turn the tide."
Naomi Klein's book ‘This Changes Everything’ and Avi Lewis' documentary of the same name is a perfect pairing with CHASING ICE on the occasion of The Paris Climate Change Conference.

On auction is a numbered, limited edition print by J. Fenwick Lansdowne. The print, titled “Save the Trumpeter Swan”, is on display at the Cobourg Public Library, and can also be viewed online at

Here are the instructions for taking part in the auction:

  1. Fill-out ballot completely and deposit into the ballot box (paper ballots are available with the print).
  2. The highest bidder will be contacted by phone following the close of the auction.
  3. Arrangements will be made for delivery and payment.
  4. The winning bidder may pay by cash or cheque.

The auction will close at noon on Monday, November 30, 2015.
For more information, contact Petra Hartwig at 905-372-4301 ext. 4102.
Note: We reserve the right to reject low bids.
All funds raised through the sale of this print will support a local student for the Ontario Nature Youth Summit in 2016.
Willow Beach Field Naturalists – a Registered Charitable Organization.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Closing of Peter’s Woods. If you would like to help, contact Chris Drew, 905-342-2904, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, November 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - Cobourg Public Library

Speaker: Dave Ireland, Managing Director, Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity, Royal Ontario Museum.
Topic: Bioblitzes. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours). Dave will discuss what can be learned from these events. He will also touch on the Environmental Visual Communications course offered at ROM by Sir Sandford Fleming College ( and Road Ecology.