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July 2019

LAKE OF THE BURNING PLAINS: Alderville Black Oak Savanna

July 18 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm
Alderville Black Oak Savanna, 8467 Northumberland County Rd 18
Roseneath, Ontario K0K 2X0 Canada
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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 and protect this rare habitat and its biodiversity. Event offered in partnership with Alderville Black Oak Savanna and the Quinte Field Naturalists.REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Maximum 30…

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August 2019

Learn to Fish Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Garden Hill Conservation Area, Ganaraska Road 9
Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1B0 Canada
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$15

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 Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunter’s TackleShare Program which will be on-site. The fee to participate in this event is $15.00 + HST. Spaces are…

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Plugs for the Prairies: Barr

August 16 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Barr Property, 101-335 Russ Creek Rd
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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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 Barr Property. If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels! Questions?Contact Val Deziel, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca

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Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 3

August 22 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 4639 Robson Rd
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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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 Reserve. Questions?Contact Val Deziel, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca

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Plugs for the Prairies: Hazel Bird – Part 4

August 23 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 4639 Robson Rd
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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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 of the Rice Lake Plains are badly fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Help give this globally rare habitat a comeback by helping us plant…

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BOTANICAL WONDERS: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

August 24 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, 1331 Pinewood School Rd.
Castleton, Ontario K0K 1M0 Canada
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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 ewa.bednarczuk@LTC.on.ca, or 613-394-3915 x 252.For more information contact Lower Trent Conservation at 613-394-4829, or by email at information@LTC.on.caDonations gratefully accepted to help us continue to…

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September 2019

Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 3

September 6 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Van Hove Evens Property, 560-108 Red Cloud School Rd.
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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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 the Rice Lake Plains are fragmented and overgrown with non-native species. Help give this globally rare habitat a comeback by planting native prairie species on…

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Stargazing with Nature

September 28 @ 7:30 pm11:00 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 9636 Beavermeadow Rd E
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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© Renée M. Besta 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.

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October 2019

SEED COLLECTION WORKSHOP: Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

October 5
Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, 1331 Pinewood School Rd.
Castleton, Ontario K0K 1M0 Canada
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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 Conservation at 613-394-4829, or by email at information@LTC.on.caDonations gratefully accepted to help us continue to offer these unique outdoor learning experiences. Part of Discovering Our…

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November 2019

Owl Prowl

November 1 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road
Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1B0 Canada
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$15

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 per child (16 & under). Due to the late outdoor activity, all participants must be 8 years of age or older. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration…

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