Fall Dinner Thanks
Cheryl Anderson (PEPtBO) presents a new kayak to raffle winner Shawn
PEPtBO's annual Fall Dinner and Silent Auction were held on Oct 28, 2017 at the Waring House in Picton.
Generous support from a crowd of over 100 raised over $5000 for the Observatory's work. Thank you to the organizing committee, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury and the members and friends of PEPtBO. A special thank you to those who supplied items for the auction:
Raffle winners were also selected on the evening
ClearWater Design Kayak - Shawn Andrews
Home Hardware (Picton) BBQ - Patrick Toner
November 7, 2017
Book Launch - You're invited!
PEPtBO volunteer and Board member JoAnne Sulzenko will be launching her new collection of poetry South Shore Suite on Sat. November 18th in Picton. Please come to the event!
November 9, 2017
November Waterfowl Count
Thanks to all those who helped with the November IBA Waterfowl Count!
In Lake Ontario we counted hundreds of Scaup, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser and Long-tailed Ducks. Smaller numbers of Common Goldeneye, Tundra Swans, Canada Geese, Horned Grebes were also spotted. Raptor sightings included Peregrine Falcon, Rough-legged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk and Bald Eagle. Flocks of Robins, RW Blackbirds, Grackles and Cedar Waxwings were flying around the South Shore. Other notable sightings included Purple Finch, Northern Shrike, Winter Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Tree Sparrow, Brown Creeper
October 25, 2017
New Barn Swallow Structure
On August 21 at 11 am, Councillor Steve Ferguson officially “opened” PEPtBO's new Barn Swallow nesting structure. PEPtBO hosted a small celebration of this addition to our avian monitoring, educational and research activities.
The Barn Swallow is an iconic insectivore known chiefly by its steely blue upper parts and deeply forked tail. Barn Swallows can be seen swooping over farm fields, marshes and grasslands feeding on insects as they fly. Traditionally Barn Swallows, as their name suggests have nested in barns and garages throughout their southern Ontario range.
August 23, 2017
Mission Monarch Blitz 2017
Are you a Monarch Enthusiast? If so, you’re in luck! The Mission Monarch Blitz is happening from July 29 to August 6, and you are encouraged to participate!
Montréal Space for Life is inviting everyone to get outdoors and take part in the first ever Monarch Blitz happening across Canada, Mexico and the United States. Please see the attached Press Release for Mission Monarch and learn how you can get involved in the international effort to protect the Monarch and its habitat. You are also encouraged to share the information with your friends, family and co-workers.
August 1, 2017