This will be our 17th in the Kingston area! We would like to record over 600 species in 24 hours and hope that everyone, including our volunteers, will find it a fun and educational event.
The idea for the BioBlitz comes from the Canadian Biodiversity Institute. It’s an inventory of as many living things as can be identified within a 24 hour period. Specialists and experts from a diverse set of disciplines will be grouped with interested volunteers to explore the area under investigation. The inventory and interaction of volunteers with the public are integral goals of this event.
The BioBlitz takes place from 3:00 pm on Friday, 12 June to 3:00 pm on Saturday, 13 June, 2015. The event will run, rain or shine.
We are delighted for the opportunity to hold this BioBlitz at Wintergreen Studios at 9780 Canoe Lake Road (north of Sydenham). This is a 204 acre property and has a variety of habitats including forest, cliff, ponds/lake, stream, cranberry/tamarack bog, fields and a butterfly garden. Allow about one hour from Kingston to the site. See map. Car pooling is suggested.
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Join hundreds of people and participate in this Summit – the first of its kind in Ontario – to learn more about the state of biodiversity in our province and what we are doing to protect it. Hear from engaging and informative speakers, learn about best practices from around the world, and share ideas to help focus future conservation efforts.
The diverse program will focus on how to Engage People, Reduce Threats, Enhance Resilience and Improve Knowledge via concurrent sessions, keynote speakers, networking events, a poster session and exhibit hall, and field trip activities for Friday May 22nd – the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Attendees will come from all backgrounds and sectors including government, academia, conservation and stewardship groups, industry and the private sector, health and wellness, educators, and environmental organizations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of Ontario’s first biodiversity Summit in vibrant Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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Book lovers, bird lovers, nature lovers, conservationists, ecologists and everyone who loves the outdoors are invited to attend a talk by Dr. Bridget Stutchbury at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday April 11, 2015 in The Sanctuary, St. Andrews Church, 425 Centre Street, Prescott, Ontario. There is no admission charge but donations will be welcomed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Stutchbury is a Professor of Biology at York University and the author of "The Bird Detective" and "Silence of the Song Birds", which was short listed for a Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. She heads the Stutchbury lab which does research on the conservation biology and ecology of migratory songbirds in North America.
The evening will be Chaired by Dr. James A. Holmes the Vice Chair of Ducks Unlimited. Music to relax and inspire you will be played on Harp and Guitar by the duo Harpeggia. Money raised will be given to the Prescott Library to provide added support to its programs and services.
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The Friends of the Prescott Library in Prescott, Ontario was started during the summer of 2014 with the purpose of supporting the services and programs of our public library as well as advocating literacy and enhancing residents' pleasure in books. Since then we have offered exciting literary, story telling, educational and fun events for people of all ages in and around Prescott, the St. Lawrence and Rideau Valleys and Northern New York State.
Kyle Breault, biologist and former program coordinator for Tallgrass Ontario, presents Restoring Grassland Biodiversity: A Talk about the Birds and the Bees on Wolfe Island. The Frontenac Stewardship Foundation hosts the presentation on March 26 at 7 pm on Wolfe Island, as the inaugural event in the Frontenac Seminar and Workshop Series, 2015-2016.
Kyle will present an illustrated lecture on his tallgrass planting projects on Wolfe Island and across southern Ontario. The focus will be on the role of native prairie grasses and wildflowers in conserving grassland birds. Also in the lineup are native grasses as a replacement for large lawns and for use on healthy shorelines.
Native grasslands are rare and threatened, and so too are many of the wildlife species that depend on them for survival. Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks and other grassland species will come alive in Kyle’s slide show.
Restoring Grassland Biodiversity takes place on Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm at Wolfe Island United Church, 52 Victoria Street in Marysville, Wolfe Island. All are welcome; free admission. For more information, contact Barrie Gilbert at email@example.com or 613-385-2289. Also visit www.frontenacstewardship.ca
On March 19, renowned filmmakers John and Janet Foster present Stories from the Wild, the fourth chapter in the Winter Speaker Series hosted by the Hastings Stewardship Council.
In this presentation, they will be sharing personal stories, slides, and videos drawn from wildlife encounters on their rough old farm in Hastings County. John and Janet’s farm represents the diversity of landscape and wildlife that characterizes much of this county. These are local tales everyone can relate to, including funny and endearing rendezvous with wild turkeys, deer, raccoons, a barred owl, and many others with whom they share a rich rural habitat.
John and Janet are television producers, cinematographers, and still photographers specializing in natural science television programs and nature photography. They have hosted many nature programs for television, including the CBC series To the Wild Country and Wild Canada.
Stories from the Wild: All are welcome on Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm at Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall on 11379 Highway 62 in Ivanhoe, Ontario (just north of the Ivanhoe cheese factory). An entrance fee of $5.00 (or a donation) will help cover costs; children are free. For information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.