Current Events & News

Next Meeting

WBFN meetings will resume in September. The next date and topic are TBA.

Next Outing

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Summer Wildflowers. Leader: Paulette Hebert
Look for and learn about summer wildflowers on this outing at the Wilkinson Tract at 424 Pogue Rd. in Colborne. This is a Northumberland Land Trust property. Directions: From Cobourg/Port Hope, travel east on Hwy. 401 to the Colborne exit, head north to Dundonald Rd. (Tubb’s Corner), turn east to Pogue Rd., then turn north (left) and on to the Wilkinson Tract.

WBFN News & Announcements

Bird Counts

Wesleyville Breeding Bird Count, June 7, 2022

Northumberland Sumer Bird Count, June 11 & 12, 2022

Current issue of the WBFN newsletter: Vol. 67 No. 5 – May 2022

Wesleyville Letter

For almost 3 years, a Joint Working Group comprised of Northumberland Land Trust and Willow Beach Field Naturalists members, led by Jenny Jackman, has been working diligently to coordinate past ecological studies of three significant parcels of land near the historic village of Wesleyville. These lands extend from the Lake Ontario shoreline to the 401, and are owned by OPG, Hydro 1, and Cameco. At the very end of March, on the closing date, the Province intervened to stop the sale of the OPG property to Port Hope. Negotiations for the sale of the OPG property to Port Hope had been ongoing for two years. On April 1 the public learned that the Provincial Government had stopped the sale for reasons that are unclear. The JWG and the Town of Port Hope were surprised and disappointed at this turn of events, hence, the JWG produced the following letter to state clearly our position that the natural heritage features of the Wesleyville lands must be fully recognized and protected. We will report more as information becomes available.

Letter to the Ontario Government from the Wesleyville Joint Working Group

Nature News & Announcements

Sunday, May 2, 2022
NLT Birding Marathon 2022
The NLT Birding Marathon is one of the Northumberland Land Trust’s main annual fundraisers. It’s dedicated to the memory of Norma Wallace, an avid birder and long-time supporter of the NLT and WBFN. This year’s team so far includes Roger Frost, Baxter Naday, Ben Walters, Paulette Hebert, Taylor Brown, Andrea Kingsley, Leslie Abram, Doug McRae, David Geale, Kurt Appleman, Jamie Inglis and Don Sutherland. To learn more and support the event, visit http://www.nltrust.ca. All donations go towards stewardship and maintenance of NLT’s 13 Nature Reserves.

Saturday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.
Ontario Nature AGM
Ontario Nature was planning to hold their Annual General Meeting as an in-person event in Sudbury this year, but made a decision to once again pivot to a virtual meeting. To be notified when registration is open by email, subscribe to Ontario Nature’s email list at:
https://ontarionature.org/take-action/stay-informed/
or contact Lisa Martell at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 271 or lisam@ontarionature.org.