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NATURE MATTERS! 2018

 

Nature Matters! is a project organized by PEPtBO that brings together local environmental, naturalist and outdoor organizations in a series of public events.

     The Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is a globally significant area that comprises over 40km of Lake Ontario shoreline, and 90 square kilometers of land and water habitat.  Join with local groups for a whole season of events and activities.  We invite the community to appreciate, celebrate and protect the natural world in and around the South Shore IBA.

SUMMARY OF EVENTS

Wed May 2 - Dear Insects: Be Friends, Not Foes (Stone Soup Guild, p. 4)
Sat May 5 - 12:01 AM to Sun, May 6, 4 PM - Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby (Kiwanis Club, p. 6)
May 12-21 - Spring Birding Festival (Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO), Main Events p. 8)     
  • Sat & Sun May 12 & 13 - Guided Bird Walks at the Observatory (PEPtBO, p. 9)
  • Sun to Fri., May 13-18 - Guided Trips (PEPtBO, p. 10)
  • Mon to Fri May 14-18 - Birding Excursions Around the County (Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, p. 14)
  • Sat & Sun May 19 & 20 - Guided Bird Walks at the Observatory (PEPtBO, p. 9)
  • Mon May 21 – Birding the South Shore IBA, (PEPtBO, p. 8)
Sun May 13 - Mother’s Day Spring Celebrations (Sandbanks Provincial Park, p. 12)
Sun May 20 - Victoria Day Century Ride (Bloomfield Bicycle Club, p. 16)
Mon May 21 – 23rd Annual Black River Canoe Trip (St. Philip’s Anglican Church, p. 18)
Sat May 26 - Heroes and Legends in South Bay Cemetery (Suzanne Pasternak, p. 20)
Sun June 3 - 25 Years Ago, 25 Years Ahead - a Celebration!  (Milford Branch Library, p. 21)
Sat & Sun June 9 & 10 - BioBlitz 2018 (Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, p. 22)
Sat June 16 - Rock Hound Fossil Hunt (Half Moon Bay Winery, p. 24)        
Sat June 30 - Honey & Herb Day (Honey Pie Hives and Herbals, p. 26)
Fri evenings in July & August - Graveyards & Gallows Walking Tour (Macaulay Heritage Park Museum, p. 31)
Sat July 7 - Fish Fry at Mariners Park Museum (PEC Museums, p. 32)
Sat July 14 - Point Traverse Lighthouse Walk (Save Our Lighthouses, p. 34)
Sun July 22 - Music at Port Milford Concert (Port Milford Music Camp, p. 36)
Sat & Sun Aug 4 & 5 - South Shore Stroll (South Shore Joint Initiative, p. 37)
Sun Aug 5 - Music at Port Milford Concert (Port Milford Music Camp, p. 36)
Sat Aug 11 - Fish Fry at Waupoos for Rose House Museum (PEC Museums, p. 40)
Mon Aug 13 - Flying Nature Hike (Fuller Native and Rare Plants, p. 42)
Mon Aug 20 - Wed Oct. 31 mornings - Fall Migration Bird Banding at the Observatory (PEPtBO, p. 44)
Sat Sept 15 - Kids, Build a Bird Feeder (Milford Fair, p. 46)
Sat Sept 22 - Rock Hound Fossil Hunt (Half Moon Bay Winery, p. 24) 
Sun Sept 23 - Fri Oct. 12 - Migration Matters Fall 2018 Main Events (PEPtBO, p. 44)
  • Sun Sept 23 - Fall Warbler Identification Workshop (PEPtBO, p. 44)
  • Thurs to Sat Oct 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 (8:15-9:15 PM) - Saw-whet Owl Banding (PEPtBO, p. 44)
  • Sat Oct 6 - Guided Bird Walk at the Observatory (PEPtBO, p. 44)
  • Sat Oct 13 - Guided Bird Walk at the Observatory (PEPtBO, p. 44)
Sat & Sun Oct 6 & 7 - Scarecrow Festival (Small Pond Arts, p. 48)  
Fri Oct. 12 (Sat Oct 13 rain date) - Chart the Dark Sky 7:15 PM sharp (PEPtBO, p. 50) followed by
Fri Oct 12 - Saw-whet Owl banding demonstration 8:15-9:15 PM (PEPtBO, p. 44) 

     

 

 
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