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A Greener York - The Importance of Protecting Nature

This summer, Ontario Nature's Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve near Newmarket was the backdrop for a discussion about the need to protect nature and what adverse changes to the Endangered Species Act could mean. Click here to see Dr. Anne Bell, director of conservation & education, and Huronia regional director, Sylvia Bowman speak to A Greener York host, Julia Bachelor about this important issue.
 

 


Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve Courtesy of Mark Carabetta
Ontario Nature Holiday Cards Now Available

Wish your family and friends a festive holiday season with our exclusive 2014 holiday cards featuring the evening grosbeak. The cost for Ontario Nature member clubs is $5.50/package + HST (10 cards/package). If you would like to place an order, please contact Lyndsey Martin at lyndseym@ontarionature.org or 1-800-440-2366 ext. 233.
 

 Evening Grosbeak Courtesy of Robert McCaw
Thank You for Supporting Ontario Nature's Youth Summit!

We'd like to extend a warm "thank you" to all of our Nature Network friends who are sponsoring a young person to attend this year's Youth Summit for Biodiversity & Community Action. Your ongoing support has helped make this event the enormous success that it is! To learn more about the 2014 Youth Summit and the great workshops and activities on offer, visit our Nature Guardians webpage.


 
 
2013 Youth Summit Courtesy of Brendan Toews
Celebrate Our Marvellous Moraine on September 28

Please join STORM, Ontario Nature, Earthroots and EcoSpark on September 28 to celebrate 25 years of partnership on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The day will feature performances by country music favourites, Lindsay Broughton and Northern Roads. Bring your walking shoes for a guided hike led by the Ontario Headwaters Institute and your dancing shoes for some great music. For more information, contact Josh Wise at joshuaw@ontarionature.org.   

 

 
Courtesy of Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
Register Today for the Ontario Annual Land Trust Gathering, October 22-24

Engage, inspire and grow! Early bird registration is now open for the 2014 Ontario Land Trust Annual Gathering on October 22-24 at Geneva Park Conference Centre in Orillia. The gathering will feature numerous informative workshops and a keynote address by award-winning author and chief science adviser for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, John L. Riley. Visit the Ontario Land Trust Alliance website for more information or to register for this great event.   

 



 

Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!

Join the Bert Miller Nature Club on September 20 as they host their second Butterfly Festival. There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, including live butterfly releases, guided hikes, guest speakers, a native plant sale and a community planting event. Bring your own reusable drink container and receive a free beverage with the purchase of a hot dog or sausage. For more information visit the Bert Miller Nature Club website.

 


Monarch Butterfly Courtesy of Judy Tomlinson
 


Events

  • York-Simcoe Naturalists Event Listings
    • Snow Leopards of Siberia with Albert Wierenga, Tuesday october 14 @ 7:30pm at the River Drive Park Community Centre (20 oak Avenue) in River Drive Park; for more information, contact ysnclub@yahoo.ca.
    • The Proposed Invasive Species Act: Implications for Landowners with Laura Bowman, Tuesday November 11 @ 7:30pm at the River Drive Park Community Centre (20 oak Avenue) in River Drive Park; for more information, contact ysnclub@yahoo.ca.  
  • Niagara Falls Nature Club Event Listings
    • Field trip to Royal Ontario Museum Passenger Pigeon Exhibit and Skins Room, Saturday September 27; pre-registration is required for the skins room tour; for more information, contact Win Laar at 905-262-5057.
  • rare Charitable Research Reserve Event Listings
    • How to Produce Measured Drawings of Historic Buildings and Why, Sunday September 21 @ 1:00pm; meet at the Slit Barn, rare ECO Centre (768 Blair Road) in Cambridge; for more information, visit www.raresites.org or call 519-650-9336 ext 125.
    • 2014 Walk & Run for rare, Sunday September 28 @ 9:15am; meet at Riverbluffs Park (211 George Street North) in Cambridge; for more information, visit www.raresites.org or call 519-650-9336 ext 125.
    • Preparing for the Storm: Gorgeous Gardens, Dry Basements, Healthy Rivers and Wetlands, Sunday October 5 @ 1:00pm; meet at the Slit Barn, rare ECO Centre (768 Blair Road) in Cambridge; for more information, visit www.raresites.org or call 519-650-9336 ext 125.
    • Weird Wildlife with Mark Polmeroy, Saturday October 18 @ 10:00am; meet at the Slit Barn, rare ECO Centre (768 Blair Road) in Cambridge; for more information, visit www.raresites.org or call 519-650-9336 ext 125.
  • Norfolk Field Naturalists Club Event Listings
    • Fascinating Fungi: Mushroom Identification Hike, Saturday October 4 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; meet at the south entrance to Backus Woods off 3rd Concession Road (near Port Rowan); for more information, contact Inga Hinnerichsen at 519-875-5601.
    • Plight of the Bumblebees with Dr. Sheila Colla, Tuesday October 14 @ 7:30pm at the Simcoe Seniors Centre (89 Pond Street) in Simcoe; for more information, contact Bernie Solymar at 519-428-0706.
    • Fall Hike in Spooky Hollow Sanctuary, Saturday October 25 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; meet at the entrance to the sanctuary at Spooky Hollow Road; for more information, contact Bernie Solymar at 519-428-0706.
Upcoming Deadlines

The next issue of the Nature Network News will be sent on October 15, 2014. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.

Submissions can be sent to naturenetwork@ontarionature.org.

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