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March 2019

Aylmer WMA and Long Point for Tundra Swans and early migrants

March 24 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited (parking lot), 951 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Every spring Tundra Swans arrive in Southern Ontario on their migration to their breeding grounds in the far north. The Aylmer Wildlife Management area is one of the more popular stops along the way for the Swans. The WMA has several ponds on the site where the local Naturalist club provides corn for the Swans to assist them on their trek. We will visit the site which has both indoor and outdoor viewing platforms to enjoy this spectacle. Depending on…

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April 2019

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Eat, Prey, Love: the Secret Lives of Spiders

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Photo by Sean McCann Nature Guelph Speaker Series - Catherine Scott: Spiders are among the most misunderstood animals with whom humans share this planet, but a glimpse into their world of ingenious silk traps, masterful masquerade, and dangerous liaisons will show that they are far more fascinating than fearsome. Catherine is a behavioural ecologist and arachnologist who studies sexual communication in spiders. She completed her MSc degree at Simon Fraser University and is currently a PhD student in Maydianne Andrade’s…

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Nature Guelph Wildflower Series: Fungi – Friend and Foe

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John McCrae Public School Library, 189 Water Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Arborist Kyle McLoughlin will introduce us to the fungal world including the pathogenic and symbiotic relationships between fungi and plants. He will also cover basic ID of common mushrooms seen in the Carolinian Forest region of Southern Ontario.

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May 2019

Haldimand Bird Observatory at Ruthven Park, Cayuga

May 5 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited (parking lot), 951 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Join birder Larry Staniforth as we visit one of the best equipped bird banding stations in Ontario. Located on the National Historical Site at Ruthven Park, the summer home of the Thompson family of newspaper fame. The park not only houses the banding station, but also has a few kilometers of walking trails which during spring migration is a magnet for birds heading north to their breeding territories. Also on the site is an expansive wildflower garden that in summer…

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June 2019

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

June 9 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited (parking lot), 951 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON ca
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Join birder Larry Staniforth as we visit Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, which lies just south of Hwy 124 along the shore of the Credit River. This park is home to many varieties of grassland birds, including, Meadowlark, Clay-coloured , Field, Savannah and Song Sparrows, Bobolink, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-winged Blackbird, Indigo Bunting, Oriole, and several species of warblers. Location: Meet at the Wild Birds Unlimited parking lot at 951 Gordon St., Guelph at 7:00 am, where carpools will be…

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