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LAKE OF THE BURNING PLAINS: Alderville Black Oak Savanna

Alderville Black Oak Savanna 8467 Northumberland County Rd 18, Roseneath, Ontario

The Alderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna is situated on the edge of the Oak Ridges Moraine near the southern shores of Rice Lake. The area is home to the largest intact tract of native tallgrass prairie and oak savanna habitat left within the Rice Lake Plains. Learn about the conservation efforts used to maintain ...continue reading "LAKE OF THE BURNING PLAINS: Alderville Black Oak Savanna"

Learn to Fish Day

Garden Hill Conservation Area Ganaraska Road 9, Port Hope, Ontario

Join Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's (GRCA) Watershed Biologist for a fun and educational morning learning how to fish. You’ll walk away knowing how to rig, bait and cast a fishing rod, identify local fish species, and fish safely and sustainably.If you have your own fishing gear, please bring it; otherwise, equipment can be borrowed through ...continue reading "Learn to Fish Day"

$15

Plugs for the Prairies: Barr

Barr Property 101-335 Russ Creek Rd, Warkworth, Ontario

Help restore native prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the area was dominated by massive black and white oak, thriving switchgrass and big bluestem, and a diverse range of wildflowers. Today, these natural environments are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Give this globally rare habitat an edge on its competition by planting native vegetation on the Nature Conservancy of Canada's ...continue reading "Plugs for the Prairies: Barr"

Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 3

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve 4639 Robson Rd, Baltimore, Ontario

Help restore native prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the area was dominated by massive black and white oak, thriving switchgrass and big bluestem, and a diverse range of wildflowers. Today, these natural environments are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Give this globally rare habitat an edge on its competition by planting native vegetation at the Hazel Bird Nature ...continue reading "Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 3"

Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 4

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve 4639 Robson Rd, Baltimore, Ontario

Help restore rare prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tall grass prairies and oak savannah, which were dominated by massive black and white oak, grasses like big bluestem and switchgrass thrived and a diverse range of wildflowers blossomed. Today, the oak savannah and tall grass prairie ...continue reading "Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 4"

BOTANICAL WONDERS: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area 1331 Pinewood School Rd., Castleton, Ontario

Explore a variety of ecological communities including one of eastern Ontario’s finest trout streams, remnant prairie, oak savanna, a portion of a provincially significant wetland, and mature mixed forest on top of an esker. Event offered in partnership with the Field Botanists of Ontario. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register with Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology & Stewardship Specialist, at ...continue reading "BOTANICAL WONDERS: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area"

Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 3

Van Hove Evens Property 560-108 Red Cloud School Rd., Warkworth, Ontario

Help restore rare prairie habitat to the Rice Lake Plains! Historically, the Rice Lake Plains were covered with tallgrass prairie and oak savannah, which were dominated by massive black and white oak. Native grasses like big bluestem and switchgrass thrived and a diverse range of wildflowers blossomed. Today, the oak savannah and tallgrass prairie of ...continue reading "Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 3"

Stargazing with Nature

Hazel Bird Nature Reserve 9636 Beavermeadow Rd E, Baltimore, Ontario

JUPITER, SATURN, NEPTUNE, STAR CLUSTERS, NEBULAS, GALAXIES... The universe is endless! Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Dortwood Observatory for a night of boundless exploration. Large telescopes will be available for observational use.

SEED COLLECTION WORKSHOP: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area 1331 Pinewood School Rd., Castleton, Ontario

Help collect native tallgrass seeds to be used for future plantings at the restored prairie and savanna site. Make a seed bomb to take home. Event offered in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register with Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology & Stewardship Specialist, at ewa.bednarczuk@LTC.on.ca, or 613-394-3915 x 252.For more information contact Lower Trent ...continue reading "SEED COLLECTION WORKSHOP: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area"

Owl Prowl

Ganaraska Forest Centre 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Port Hope, Ontario

Join Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) education staff on an exciting evening prowling for owls in the Ganaraska Forest. Start the evening off with a presentation before venturing out on the guided night hike in search of an owl or two. The fee to participate is $15.00 + HST per adult and $10.00 + HST ...continue reading "Owl Prowl"

$15