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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.

A VISIT TO THE KINGHURST FOREST NATURE RESERVE

EVENT FULL!

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.

GUIDED TOUR of INGLIS FALLS ARBORETUM and NURSERY – Event Full

EVENT FULL

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.

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!

NEW Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice “Free Tree Tubes” 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 a notice “Looking to Trade Red Maple Seedlings for Sugar Maple Seedlings” to the Notice Board. If you might be able to assist, log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

Our friends at the Huron Fringe Birding Festival are hosting their annual event virtually this year. Click on the links below (within the document) to register for the events. Each webinar begins at 7PM with the first one on May 28. There are seven great webinars scheduled covering a variety of topics from black bears to bird songs.

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

Happy Earth Day!

Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Pexels.com

Happy Earth Day from the BGWA! The theme of Earth Day this year is “Restore Our Earth” and as landowners within Grey and Bruce Counties we have an amazing opportunity to help restore our local areas for the betterment of all.

Below are a few fun activities for families to do that help us explore the environment. We would like to thank our friends at Forests Ontario for developing these great activities.

Indoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Member Event – Gypsy Moth Field Tour

Your Bruce Grey Woodlands Association is holding a companion field workshop for our recent seminar Forests Under Attack: The History, Dispersal and Management of Gypsy Moth, which was presented through Zoom by the Invasive Species Centre in Sault Ste Marie.

Insect characteristics, hosts and controls will be discussed. Being a spring event, we will include a practical demonstration of a Modified Kaladar Plot (MKP), the approved method of forecasting gyspy moth populations in Ontario. See how well you do in spotting the egg masses!

Time & Date: 1:00 pm on Saturday April 17. A rain or shine event! POSTPONED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS

Guides: Susan McGowan – retired forest health technical specialist with MNRF and Kevin Predon – forester with Bruce County

Where: Bruce County Culross Tract. See attached map for location and parking.

Conditions: The forest has recently been logged so will be rough and possibly wet. Please dress appropriately.

Member Numbers: The event will be limited to 15 members. If demand warrants, a second guided tour will be organized for 2:30 PM the same day.

Please register in advance at jcoles@gbtel.ca

We will follow all COVID-19 protocols in place at that time.

We’re looking forward to a great day.