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At home with the kids: Woodland Resources

Forests Ontario has put together a fantastic list of educational lessons, play themes, fun activities,  webinars and videos, organized by age and grade level. If you (or someone you know) are stuck for something to do with the kids, this is a great grab bag to reach into!

Woodland Supermoon!

full-moon-through-the-treesTomorrow the full moon peaks at 9:36 PM in this area. It is also a “supermoon” which is when the moon is closest to earth and tends to look a bit larger and looming than it usually does, especially as it rises from the horizon. The moonrise begins at 7:37. Whether from the fields during moonrise or from your favourite woodlands once it is high in the sky, what a great opportunity to Continue reading

BGWA suspending postal communication

During this time of heightened COVID vigilance, BGWA will not be sending postal mail to members who have requested not to (or are unable to) receive communications via email. If you know a member in this category, perhaps give them a call and offer to print them a copy of the latest newsletter so they can stay in touch with what is happening at BGWA… if you are able to to this, be sure to deliver it with due diligence to social distancing and safe document handling.

Woodlot Conference POSTPONED

The annual conference, scheduled this year for March 28, in Elmwood has been postponed on account of COVID-19 risk. Rescheduled date will be announced here once it has been determined.

Show Us Your Sign 6

mcgregor-signThanks to BGWA Member, and Director, Scott McGregor for sending in this pic (click on it for larger image) of his membership sign on the family homestead. ‘Tis the season for sugaring!



AGM Reports now online

Reports presented at the Annual General Meeting yesterday (Financial, Membership, Events, Communications) are now available on the Documents page in the Members Area. Member password required – if you are a current member, you should have received a new password… look in your inbox or if it’s not there check your SPAM/JunkMail folder.

Reminder: AGM this Saturday

Please do your best to attend our Annual General Meeting, Saturday, March 7, starting at 10AM (doors open 9:30) at Grey Roots Museum. Reginster in advance if you can (you also get entered into a prize draw) or last minute walk-ins welcome too. Registration and event details click here.

AGM Rescheduled to Sat MAR 7th

Our AGM, cancelled due to weather, will take place this Saturday, March 7th. So that we can plan for accurate numbers, we ask you to take a moment to please re-register as soon as possible:


AGM is Postponed

Due to weather conditions, we are cancelling the Annual General Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Feb.29. A new date will be announced early next week.

Tree Song

Interweaving Leanne Simpson’s poetics, song, and stories of the land, while honouring the oldest maple tree in this region of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory, “The Oldest Tree in the World” is a love song to the oldest sugar maple in the region. Take 5 minutes and enjoy this video, and how much a tree can mean in someone’s life.