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May 2019

Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 1

May 30 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Van Hove Evens Property, 560-108 Red Cloud School Rd.
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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Photo by Mark Bernards 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…

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Plugs for the Prairies: Van Hove Part 2

May 31 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Van Hove Evens Property, 560-108 Red Cloud School Rd.
Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Canada
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Photo by Mark Bernards 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…

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An Inaugural Evening of Illustrated Presentations

May 31 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Cobourg Public Library, 200 Ontario St
Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4 Canada
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Varied 10 minute presentations by Tom Jackman, Elizabeth Kellogg, Don McLeod, Frank Godfrey, and Chris Ketola. Inaugural Membership Night

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Under The Stars

May 31 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, 2216 County Road 28
Port Hope, L1A 3V8 Canada
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$10 – $15

Postponed from April 26th due to inclement weather. Join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) and the Peterborough Astronomical Association (PAA) in an exploration of the night sky. Start the evening off with equipment demonstrations and displays, then enjoy an ‘Astronomy 101’ presentation in the Great Hall of the Ganaraska Forest Centre before venturing back outside to try your hand at searching the dark sky with members of the PAA. The fee to participate in this informative and educational evening…

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June 2019

Guided Forest Therapy Walk

June 1 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm
Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road
Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1B0 Canada
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$45

We are pleased to be guiding another walk with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) in the beautiful Ganaraska Forest! Join Guide Jessica on a morning of cleansing the soul with nature. This 1.5km gentle, quiet walk in the woods, with mindful activities along the way, is appropriate for those who are looking for a deeper connection to nature. Personal Investment of $45.00/person incl. tax and entrance to the forest for the day. ($80 for 2 people) Spaces are limited.…

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Illuminating the World of Moths

June 1 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm
Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, 4639 Robson Rd
Baltimore, Ontario K0K 1C0 Canada
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Ontario is home to over 3000 species of moths, many rivalling the beauty of butterflies. Despite this diversity, few people have been able to experience moths in the wild. Join Basil and NCC as we shed light on this unique group of insects and share tips on how to make your garden moth-friendly. An observation session will follow using sugar bait, black lights, and white sheets to attract moths.

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Invasive Plants Walk

June 8 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, 2216 County Road 28
Port Hope, L1A 3V8 Canada
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Do you think you could tell the difference between Queen Anne’s Lace and Wild Parsnip? If you found a patch of Giant Hogweed, would you know where to report it? Learn this and much more during an informative and educational walk through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's (GRCA) Millennium Conservation Area with GRCA’s Watershed Biologist. There is no cost to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by calling the GRCA at 905.885.8173.

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Rice Lake Plains Butterfly Count

June 22 @ 8:30 am5:15 pm
Alderville Black Oak Savanna, 8467 Northumberland County Rd 18
Roseneath, Ontario K0K 2X0 Canada
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Get to know some of the winged wonders at the Rice Lake Plains’ unique grassland and savannah habitats! Your butterfly observations will contribute to a better understanding of the biodiversity in this area, and help to identify where butterfly conservation efforts are needed most. This will be an official North American Butterfly Association event presented by the Rice Lake Plains Partnership. Register Here!

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July 2019

Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Derby

July 5 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Port Hope East Marina, 125 Mill St S
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2S8 Canada
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For 8 years, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) has been partnering with the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario Parks & Rec and the Port Hope Police Service to host this annual fun fishing derby for children ages 17 & under. Stay tuned for more details!

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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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