• Annual BBQSeptember 16th, 2017
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Sep 16 BBQ – details & sign-up

The BGWA BBQ, our annual social event, will take place Saturday September 16, rain-or-shine, 10AM-2PM, at the picnic pavilion on the GSCA headquarters property off Inglis Falls Road, this year featuring a fascinating guided tour of the nearby spawning channels on the Sydenham River. Continue reading

Final Tree-O-Cache + Contest

The last of our 5 tree-themed geocaches, which will bring you to a significant yet unknown archaeological site near Southampton, has now been set in place–see listing on geocaching.com. Geocaching is open to anyone with a GPS-enabled device (e.g., GPS unit, most smartphones, some cameras, etc) to join this modern-day treasure hunt activity. BGWA organized Grey-Bruce Tree-O-Caching to bring members and the general public out to see some unique and interesting trees in our area. And for BGWA members we have a big bonus: Continue reading

Tree-O-Cache #4 awaits your visit

The fourth of the 5 geocaches in BGWA’s 2017 Tree-O-Caching series is in place and ready to be found. This geocache will take you on a moderate hike to a fascinating cavity tree in the Purple Valley area north of Wiarton. Tree-O-Caching is a BGWA initiative to highlight unique and interesting trees around Grey & Bruce counties for members and the general public. Exclusive to BGWA members: find all 5 geocaches and be entered into a draw for w cool prize, to be revealed next week when the final Tree-O-Cache is announced.

BGWA Guided Bird Hike: July 22

BGWAs next event, Birds in Your Meadow and Woodlands, will take place Saturday July 22, from 10AM – noon, at the Grey-Sauble Conservation Aboretum (off Inglis Falls Rd). We have secured birding experts Erik and Elaine Van Den Kieboom to take us on an informative guided hike which will teach landowners and woodlands enthusiasts about the variety of birds found in meadows and forests in the Bruce Grey area.

Each participant will receive a Continue reading

Tree-o-Cache #2 now live!

The second in a series of 5 geocaches located at interesting and significant tree sites around Grey and Bruce is now available: Tree-o-Cache #2 “Best Tree Guard Ever“. For a backgrounder on Tree-o-Caching see page 3 of the BGWA Winter newsletter. Keep a watch here for additional caches more-or-less weekly plus details on the member-only geocaching contest when the final listing is published late July.

BGWA Tree-O-Caching Has Launched

After a few logistical delays, BGWA Tree-o-Caching is underway! This activity will take people to 5 unique and interesting trees around Grey and Bruce counties. At each one, find the hidden  geocache then register your find online. As a bonus, we have set up a special contest exclusively for BGWA members. Continue reading

Woodlands Tour Pics

Pictures from an interesting and enjoyable tour of Gord Edwards’ woodland property earlier in June are now available in the Members’ Area. Watch for an informative feature article about the tour in the next newsletter, coming later this week. (Password required to access member area. If you are a paid 2017 member and forgot your password, use the comment form below to request it be resent.)