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  • Board Meetings

    Members always welcome!

    (virtual until further notice)

    10 AUG 2021 – 5:30PM

    12 OCT 2021 – 5:30PM

    14 DEC 2021 – 5:30PM

    11 JAN 2022 – 5:30PM

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ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Horses of Sable Island

Title: The Horses of Sable Island – presented by Marg Gaviller

When: May 13, 7:00-9:00 PM EST

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Owen Sound Field Naturalists

Topic Details: https://owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca/event/marg-gaviller-the-horses-of-sable-island-plus-the-journey-back-to-newfoundland/

Registration: https://zoom.us/j/99868506909?pwd=ZFFvZTVxQW9EaVJtblFUQzBiVEo4dz09

Passcode: 303500

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.

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Garlic Mustard

Title: Introduction to Garlic Mustard Best Management Practices

When: May 4 and 11, 6:00-8:00 PM EST

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

Hosted/Sponsored by: Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC)

Topic Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-garlic-mustard-best-management-practices-tickets-152010342025

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-garlic-mustard-best-management-practices-tickets-152010342025

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Lyme Disease

Title: Lyme Disease and the Climate Change Connection

When: May 17, 7:00 PM EST

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Georgian Bluffs CAT

Topic Details: https://greybruceclimateaction.ca/events/id:86da89a0fe76e3093e2271f3a578862a

Registration: bit.ly/3dM7hzx

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!

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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.

Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature

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Here is an interesting article discussing the economic benefits of sites that have been converted versus leaving them in a natural state. As we know, natural areas are much more valuable than just the value of their timber.

The study shows that conserving or restoring natural sites now outweigh the potential profits of converting them for intensive human use. Read more…

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

Title: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

When: 18 March 2021 7-8:30 PM

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Royal Botanical Garden

Topic Details: https://www.rbg.ca/events/speaker-series-bringing-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science/

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/speakers-series-bridging-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science-registration-128272631895