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.

Protected Places Canada – Conserve 17% of Lands

Protected Places Canada – Conserve 17% of Lands

Summary: Canada committed in 2010 to endorse the United Nations target of protecting 17% of the planet's land and inland waters by 2020 This was adopted in the Ontario biodiversity strategy in 2011 Currently less than 11 percent of Ontario is protected Sign the...

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SFN Indoor Meeting – Raising the Ecological Bar

SFN Indoor Meeting – Raising the Ecological Bar

Last week a great turnout of SFN members gathered to hear a talk from long-time member Larry Cornelis: a presentation titled 'Raising the Ecological Bar'.  Typically our news posts tend to be summaries of the outdoor events but after Wednesday night I was inspired to...

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Interactive Municipal Trail Map

Interactive Municipal Trail Map

Chatham-Kent has recreational trails for users of all ages and experience. These trails provide positive health, environmental, and economic benefits, helping to create more vibrant and livable communities. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent maintains over 70 km of...

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Making Your Garden a Safe Haven for Birds

Making Your Garden a Safe Haven for Birds

See below for a great and helpful article from Sally, a fellow friend of nature, from Penn-Jersey.  Read on, and make your gardens safe! Making Your Garden a Safe Haven for Birds Habitat loss is one of the most significant reasons that North American bird populations...

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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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