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Sunday, May 6 – Murray Marsh
Leader: Ewa Bednarczuk

Lower Trent Conservation. Meet at 8 a.m. at Cobourg car pool lot at Hwy 45 and 401 or 9 a.m. at Murray Marsh. Participants should be aware that the Conservation Authority will require that they sign a waiver form.

Directions: Take Hwy. 401 east to Cty. Rd. 30. North on 30 to Goodfellow Rd. Go east on Goodfellow Rd. to Murray Marsh Natural Habitat area. 

Sunday, May 13 – Leckey Property
Leader: John Geale

Nature hike to explore the Northumberland Land Trust Leckey Property. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at car pool lot at Hwy 401 and 45 or at 9 a.m. at Leckey Property.

Directions: Take Cty. Rd. 45 to Cty. Rd. 22. Turn east on Cty. Rd. 22 to Jakobi Rd. Go north on Jakobi to Morganston Rd. Turn east on Morganston Rd. to Kelly Dr. Turn north on Kelly to property and park along the lane.

Peter's Woods Volunteers Needed

Two sets of Volunteers are required for stewardship during a 2-week period from May to November to carry out the ongoing upkeep of Peter’s Woods. This duty has taken place since 1978 when Willow Beach Field Naturalists, recognizing the beauty and value of such an undisturbed area devoted both time and capital to the establishment of this nature reserve. Volunteers visit "the Woods" twice in their 2 weeks and monitor using a simple checklist. It's a wonderful excuse for a walk there!

Please email Karen Drew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Hike along Victoria Rail Trail, south of Omemee
Leader: Roger Frost

Walk along the Rail Trail through forest and marsh habitats. We may find early bird migrants, frogs and early spring wildflowers. Meet at commuter parking lot at County Rd. 28 and Hwy. 401 at 8 a.m. or at Windy Ridge Conservation Area parking lot at 9 a.m. Dress for the weather, bring lunch, snacks and water.

Directions: Take Cty. Rd. 10 north from Port Hope to Hwy. 7. Turn west towards Omemee. Just west of Omemee, go south on Mount Horeb Rd. The Conservation Area is 3.8 km south of Hwy. 7 on Mt. Horeb Rd.

WBFN is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our annual $1000 scholarship.

Eligible students are those who are graduating this year from a Northumberland County secondary school and who have demonstrated a commitment to community environmental stewardship.

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Saturday, March 17 and Sunday March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Presqu'ile Provincial Park Waterfowl Weekend

World-class waterfowl viewing during the spring migration. Volunteer naturalists will help you view and identify over 25 different species of ducks, geese, and swans. Also check out displays and children’s activities in the Nature Centre. Join The Friends for BBQ lunch fund-raiser at the Lighthouse, on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and The Friends’ Gift Shop will be open.