NATURE MATTERS! 2017
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.
Saturday, May 6, 12:01 am to Sunday May 7, 4:00 pm, Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby
May 13 - 22, Spring Birding Festival events, Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
May 15 to 19, 8 a.m. Birding around the County excursions, Prince Edward County Field Naturalists
Sunday May 21, Big Day in the IBA, guided walks in the IBA
Monday May 22, 11 am, Annual Black River Canoe Trip (Milford launch)
June 10 - 11, Noon to noon, 2017 BioBlitz, Miller Family Nature Reserve
Monday July 3, 9 am to noon, South Shore Flowers and Butterflies - hike, (corner Lighthall and Army Reserve Roads)
Friday Nights in July and August, starting at 6:30 pm, Graveyards and Gallows Walking Tour, Macaulay Heritage Park
Saturday July 8, 11 am to 3:30 pm and 5pm to 9 pm, Mariners’ Park Museum 50th Birthday Bash
Sunday July 16, 11 am to 1 pm, Point Traverse Lighthouse Walk
Saturday July 22, 10 am to 11 am or 2 pm to 3 pm, Long Point Honey Tour and Taste
Saturday August 12, 11 am to 3:30 pm, Dog Days of Summer, Mariners’ Park Museum
Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8, 11 am to 5 pm, Small Pond Arts Scarecrow Festival
Saturday October 7 and Monday October 9, Migration Matters events, PEPtBO
Friday October 20, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Dark Sky Viewing at PEPtBO (rain/cloud date, Oct. 21)
Other County Nature Events in 2017 from PEPtBO supporters
- Photography and nature tours leaving Picton twice a week to explore shorelines and woodlands throughout Prince Edward County.
For inquiries about Nature Matters! contact: firstname.lastname@example.org