Researchers from UBC have helped discover a pattern of genes in two coniferous trees that help them to rapidly adapt to changing climates. Read full article on CBC News. Thanks to member Roger Short for sending in the link. If you see woodlands-related news of interest/relevance to BGWA members, use the comment form at the bottom of any page on the BGWA site to send it in.
Another fine Forest Fair is set to take place this year on Saturday, October 15th, at the Lindsay Tract (Fire# 4025 Hwy 6 – click for map). The morning will feature several guest presenters (incl. BGWA) followed by an afternoon of family-oriented activities. The Forest Fair is presented by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association. To download poster, click on image at left.
The Extraordinary Tree lecture series kicked-off last week at Grey Roots Museum and BGWA was front-and-centre. Our display booth was stocked with a variety of leaflets and booklets of interest to woodland owners and enthusiasts… and of course BGWA membership forms too🙂
Further to the Edible Wilds hike at the BBQ, members may be interested in this article, An Abundance of Caution: Wild Food and Risk, just posted on the Northern Woodlands web site. On a related note, I highly encourage you to explore this web site. We have it listed amongst other useful resources in the References section of our web site (right-side column) and, though Vermont-based, much of their content is applicable to our area.
As advertised, it was great food, good company, and lots to learn! Some rain didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm as members enjoyed a tour of the GSCA tree & shrub nursery and a guided edible wilds hike. See what you missed, or enjoy the memories, event pics are now in the Members’ Area Photo Gallery… thanks as always to Larry Cluchey for the prompt submission of photos for all to enjoy.
Our annual Members’ BBQ takes place rain or shine tomorrow (Saturday) from 10AM to 2PM. Before lunch, join the Edible Wilds walk. For lunch, the picnic facilities include a covered pavillion in case of rain. Remember to bring cheque or cash ($8/single, $12/family) exact change preferred. See you there!!
As a result of BGWA’s outreach initiative, the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club has kindly extended an invitation to all BGWA members to attend a hike to Webwood Falls, near Kimberley, for the new viewing platform dedication on Sunday Oct 16th. BGWA is also welcomed to the potluck meal afterwards so members from the two groups can meet. For complete details and registration see the BV BTC October hikes page.