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.
Gardening native - most of us know why, but sometimes get stuck on the where and when - see below for a listing of native plant events in Southwestern Ontario so you can add to your collection in 2018! If you know of any that are missing please send us an email and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
See below for another helpful article from Sally, a fellow friend of nature! A Garden Sanctuary - Attracting Wildlife to the Backyard If a gardener is keen to attract different forms of wildlife to their backyard, they need to think far beyond aesthetics; for a garden...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Sydenham River Nature Reserve are asking for your support in protecting a biological treasure. Join us in partnership with Ontario Nature and Lambton Wildlife Inc in purchasing and preserving this 78 hectare (192 acre) property with 2 kilometres of the Sydenham River...read more