Making A Difference

 

Our volunteers and members have planted, weeded, watered and monitored in the name of species and/or habitat preservation.

Check out the impact you can have if you get involved – see our map of projects below!

Peers Wetland

42.60889, -82.35836

SFN helped to identify this land and partnered with Ducks Unlimited and St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to fundraise in order to protect and restore this wetland.
In 2016 SFN built an accessible viewing platform and trail at Peers Wetland with help from St. Clair Conservation and Union Gas. (publicly accessible)

Mud Creek Prairie Demonstration Plot

42.38321, -82.17745

Sydenham Field Naturalists maintain and care for this garden.

SFN have planted native plants in this demonstration plot to give the public a feel for what plants are native to this Carolinian region and encourage people to buy local native plants!

Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods

42.58678, -82.41011

Note that Sycamore Woods is not open to the general public and specific permission is required to access this property.

SFN have planted native plants and maintained trails in Sycamore Woods.

 

Wallaceburg Pawpaw Woods

42.59334, -82.36532

Sydenham Field Naturalists are the stewards of this property which is owned by the municipality.
SFN have planted native trees and prairie environments, created and maintained trails, and controlled invasive species in Paw Paw Woods. (publicly accessible)

Tanager Tract

42.59054, -81.6507

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Thames Talbot Land Trust project to purchase and conserve this property. (publicly accessible)

Sinclair Bush

42.31974, -81.93702

Sydenham Field Naturalists identified this property to be conserved and worked with Nature Conservancy of Canada to fundraise to purchase it in the early 1990’s. (some is publicly accessible, some is private property)

Clear Creek Forest

42.4814, -81.73057

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Nature Conservancy of Canada project which is now owned by MNR / Ontario Parks and designated an Ontario Park.
SFN also helped with pit-and-mound work planting at this property.
Publicly Accessible.

Bickford Oak Woods

42.76755, -82.41715

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Lambton Wildlife / Nature Conservancy of Canada NCC / Ministry Natural Resources / Ontario Parks project. SFN maintains wood duck boxes here.

This property is owned by MNR (publicly accessible).  It is not a nature reserve it is multi-use property.

Joany's Woods

43.16903, -81.79364

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Thames Talbot Land Trust property. Publicly accessible.

Reid Conservation Area

42.67007, -82.39272

SFN identified this property and the Reid family donated this to the St Clair Region Conservation Authority. This property is owned by SCRCA and is publicly accessible.
SFN has conducted biological inventory work here and maintains wood duck boxes at this property.

Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve

41.75881, -82.63334

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Nature Conservancy of Canada NCC project. (publicly accessible)

Sheldon Property

42.51491, -81.85106

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Nature Conservancy of Canada NCC project. (publicly accessible)
SFN 100 acres – front 50 crop land and back 50 forest. Ducks Unlimited put in 4-5 large ponds in front 50 acres and the remainder of the 50 acres was put into prairie.
SFN stewards this property. SFN maintains wood duck boxes here.

Klinard Wetland

42.36881, -82.38527

SFN helped in building snake hibernaculum. (private property)

Port Franks Forested Dunes

43.223, -81.87116

Sydenham Field Naturalists donated to provide financial support to this Lambton Wildlife property. Publicly accessible.

Harwich Tract Prairie

42.48902, -81.90822

Sydenham Field Naturalists helped the Kent Stewardship Council with prairie plantings on this property. (publicly accessible)

Wallaceburg/Walpole Christmas Bird Count

42.59823, -82.3984

SFN initiated this bird count in the late 1980’s and our members organize and participate in this Christmas Bird Count each year.

Highway 40 Prairie

42.64535, -82.43076

SFN initiated the initial 1 acre prairie planting in the late 1990’s and has maintained this planting every year. It was expanded along the entire corridor and maintained by Rural Lambton Stewardship Network (now Ontario Nativescape) into the Prairie Passage.

McKeough Floodway

42.69202, -82.40098

SFN completed one time trail maintenance and native tree planting in the area. This property is owned by the St Clair Region Conservation Authority SCRCA. (publicly accessible)

Sombra Bluebird Trail

42.69013, -82.3324

Over 100 boxes along a bluebird trail in the late 1980’s until mid 2000’s when fields in Sombra township were pasture; the fields have since been developed into crop land.

Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

42.59831, -82.39917

SFN members have participated in gathering data for the latest Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario.

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