Current Events & News

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Next Outing

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Birding outing to Port Hope lakeshore. Leader: Roger Frost.
Meet at 8 a.m. at parking lot at west end of A.K. Sculthorpe Marsh, Lake Street, Port Hope. We will search the Port Hope waterfront and Lakeshore Rd. west of Port Hope for overwintering species. This will be a half day outing. Directions: From Peter Street, turn south at Hope St.S. Pass the railroad crossing, there is sharp left turn, which is Lake St. Follow Lake St. until another sharp left. The parking is on your right.

WBFN News & Announcements

2019 Peter’s Woods Report

Karen Drew has submitted the Peter’s Woods Maintenance & Visitors Report for 2019 to Ontario Parks. A PDF file has been uploaded to the WBFN archives. Here is the link:

2019 Peter’s Woods Report

Community News & Announcements

2020 Northumberland Land Trust Lecture Series

Venture 13, 739 D’Arcy St., Cobourg, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 13
Speaker: Verena Sesin – A balanced approach to chemical control of invasive species
Thursday, March 12
Speaker: Tamara Segal from Hawthorn Herbals – Native plants and their use as medicines

ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

WBFN members of all ages may be interested in the following from Katherine Ing at the ROM:

“I would like to extend an opportunity for your Willow Beach Field Naturalist members to participate in the ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest in our youth (13-17) and adult categories. An amazing line-up of prizes includes a trip for two to Halifax, and a Nikon D750 DSLR Kit courtesy of Henry’s.The winning photos will be on display at the ROM!
“If you are looking for inspiration, visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition ( on now until March 29. It features all-new photographs revealing the striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remarkable beauty of our natural world.”

For contest details, and a unique promo code to save 15% off online tickets to Wildlife Photographer of the Year and other ROM exhibitions, email Katherine at