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NEW Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice “Need for Certified Tree Markers?” to the Notice Board. If you might be able to assist, log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond.

NEW Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted notices “Ash Tree Inoculations“, “Forest Management Advice” and “Swimming Pond Renovator” to the Notice Board. If you might be able to assist, log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond.



When: Saturday July 24 at 1:00 pm

Where: Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve

Chatsworth Twp, Conc 4, approximately 3 km north of Grey Road 25. The parking lot opposite Harrison Lake is small, so may need to park on road.

Registration: Please register with Jim Coles at jcoles@gbtel.ca in advance. We will be limiting the number of participants to 20 people.

Description: Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve is managed by Ontario Nature. The 370 ha property is a wonderful example of pre-settlement maple beech woodlands with many trees 250 to 300 years old. It is designated an Area of Natural & Scientific Interest (ANSI). In 1997 the Krug Brothers of Chesley donated 242 ha to be maintained in perpetuity by Ontario Nature and additional portions have been added since.

The Hike: This will be a guided hike of no more than 5 km (in & out), past wetlands, through a meadow and into the forest to view nature at it’s finest. Diverse opportunities to view and learn about the birds, insects, plant communities and of course the old growth forest await. A BGWA member – Val Makhouleen and members of Saugeen Nature will be our guides.


Title: A Case for Evidence-based Pollinators

When: Jun 23, 7:00-8:30 PM EST

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Friends of Pinery Park

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-case-for-evidence-based-pollinators-tickets-159025316001?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-case-for-evidence-based-pollinators-tickets-159025316001?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Crazy/Amazing Trees Video

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Good afternoon everyone! This video was shared with us showing some amazing and crazy trees from around the world. Sit back and relax for a couple of minutes on this windy and dreary day.

The picture to the right, is of a tree in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Many of the limbs are being held up with stakes in the ground.



When: Saturday June 26 at 1:00 pm

Where: Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, 237897 Inglis Falls Rd. in Georgian Bluffs

When coming from the east, south or west, enter Inglis Falls Rd off Grey Rd 18.

Please register with Jim Coles at jcoles@gbtel.ca in advance.

The primary goal of the Arboretum is to increase public knowledge and appreciation of indigenous trees

and shrubs of Grey and Bruce and their ecological roles. The 1.4 km Trees of Grey-Bruce trail features over 100 native species. The 6 acre Trees of the World section is home to 65 mature species of exotic and native trees and shrubs.

In addition to the Trail and the nursery/propagation area, there is a Wildflower Meadow and a Pollinator Garden – both should be in full bloom. Come learn about an exciting new planting and labeling project made possible with funds granted through the Toronto Dominion Friends of the Environment Fund.


Title: Introduction to Phragmites Best Management Practices

When: June 8 and June 15, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
OR June 10 and June 17 6:00 – 8:30 PM EST

Cost: $107.10 ($10 discount if a member of OIPC)

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Species Council

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-phragmites-best-management-practices-tickets-151243957749

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-phragmites-best-management-practices-tickets-151243957749

Reminder Huron Fringe Birding Festival

Hello everyone, this is a friendly reminder that the Huron Fringe Birding Festival is coming up soon. The first event is May 28 at 7PM. The document below contains links to register for the different webinars.

Each of the webinars will begin at 7 PM.

Thank you to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival and all of their sponsors for offering these free events!


Title: Introduction to Common Buckthorn Best Management Practices

When: May 27 and June 3, 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Cost: $54.06 ($10 discount if a member of OIPC)

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Species Council

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-common-buckthorn-best-management-practices-tickets-151233448315

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-common-buckthorn-best-management-practices-tickets-151233448315

Spring Wildflowers of the Beaver Valley

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the spring so far! Jim Coles (BGWA Director) found the below video. The video is hosted by Dr. Stew Hilts and discusses numerous spring ephemerals found within the Beaver Valley.

If you are itching to get your fill of wildflowers, this is a great video for you!