News and Blog

 

Welcome to our blog page – we’ll keep this updated with news from club outings, projects and initiatives, and from the properties we steward.  Check out the stories, leave a comment, and feel free to share on facebook!

We are always looking for different club members to write blog posts so we can capture everyone’s thoughts.  If you are out at an event please let us know if you can write a few paragraphs and have some photos to share; we would love to hear from you.

SFN Outing to Wetland at Darcy McKeough Floodway

SFN Outing to Wetland at Darcy McKeough Floodway

Saturday, September 30, 2017 was a beautiful fall morning to explore a local conservation area on Holt Line. We gathered in the parking area of the dam structure and heard from Darrell Randell of the construction of the floodway channel. This amazing engineering...

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SFN outing to Keith McLean and McGeachy Pond

SFN outing to Keith McLean and McGeachy Pond

Saturday July 29th, 2017 SFN lead their members out on a spectacular day of visiting two sites which are very beautiful this time of year. Keith McLean Conservation Lands Mid July and towards the end of the month is when the lotus flowers are in full bloom so the club...

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SFN outing to Canatara Park for bird banding

SFN outing to Canatara Park for bird banding

A great showing of SFN members and general public came out to Canatara Park on April 29th to check out the second year of migratory bird banding at this location with master banders Carl Pascoe and Rachael Powless. Chilly weather kept the birds inactive at first but...

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Turin Pawpaw Woods

Turin Pawpaw Woods

Turin Pawpaw Woods Jim and Georgina Sheldon donated 40 ha (100 acres) upland forest, wooded swamp and retired farmland to the Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) with the vision of seeing the agricultural lands restored to their former wetland and forest habitat. This...

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The Highway 40 Prairie

The Highway 40 Prairie

The Sydenham Field Naturalists initiative in establishing a one acre tallgrass prairie along hwy. 40 sparked the beginning of the Wallaceburg-Sarnia  Prairie Passage by the Rural Lambton Stewardship Network. This one acre project was started in 1998 with the planting...

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