Current Events & News

Wesleyville Breeding Bird Count – June 2, 2020

Great Horned Owl – juvenile, part of the bird count completed by WBFN on June 2nd at the Wesleyville Site.

WBFN News & Announcements

Wesleyville Breeding Bird Count Photos





Community News & Announcements

Rice Lake Plains Partnership – April 22

The Rice Lake Plains Partnership (RLPP) held a virtual meeting hosted by Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) on April 22, 2020. Additional groups such as the Kawartha Land Trust, Trent University, and the Oak Ridge Moraine Land Trust were invited to participate to offer input into an expanded vision for the Rice Lake Plains which is being developed through the NCC. The vision incorporates a much larger area including the Iroquois Plain and the Ganaraska Forest. Jenny Jackman and Frank Godfrey serve as WBFN reps on the RLPP.

Ontario Nature LON – April 30

Brian Maxwell and Frank Godfrey participated in the Ontario Nature Lake Ontario North (LON) regional meeting via conference call on April 30, 2020. Please review the LON attachment (see link below) describing a range of Ontario Nature activities current and for the past 6 months.   Please also have a look at the moss survey attachment as an opportunity for local citizen science in a project directed by Dr. Julian Aherne (Trent University) which will use 2 varieties of moss collected by volunteers across the country to measure atmospheric pollutants. Dr. Aherne spoke at the meeting about the vital need to connect with local nature organizations in order to complete the collection of data for this project. All the contact information you may need is in the attachment.

Lake Ontario North Regional Meeting

Moss Survey