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Tree-o-Caching Contest Update

We have had a total of 54 finds so far (detailed below) on the five tree-themed geocaches BGWA set out around Grey & Bruce counties in July. The caches are available for the interest of everyone. But, only for BGWA members, once you have found all 5 you can be entered in a contest for a Leatherman Skeletool (retail value $100) to be drawn at the AGM in February. Contest details, and how to enter, click here. Continue reading

BGWA Tree-via event at MacLean’s Brewery: Sat Nov 18

Further to the save-the-date announcement in the last newsletter, it’s BGWA’s first-ever Tree-via event!! Join other members at MacLean’s Craft Brewery in Hanover on Saturday November 18th, 3-5PM, for some relaxed social time and friendly tree trivia competition.

$10 (register in advance below – pay at door) includes: brewery tour, beer sampling & snacks, plus a $5 voucher toward MacLean’s beer or merch!

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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

Thanks to BGWA member Roger Short for submitting a link to this Reuters article of interest to members. As Roger rightly observes, “This reinforces what BGWA is all about and that we can do our bit to both help and provide information for others who might wish to join our group at a local level.”

If you come across content of potential interest to woodland owners and enthusiasts in Grey-Bruce, use the comment form on any page to suggest it by sending the link URL along with your comment.

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) confirmed in Ontario

(From OMNRF release) On September 7th two adult male deer were found dead on a property in London, Ontario and were submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) for preliminary testing.  On September 22 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). The CWHC also confirmed that both deer were negative for Chronic Wasting Disease. There are no human health concerns from the EHD virus.  If members of the public come across a sick or dead deer, we ask that they report it by calling the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781 or the Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940. For more info download this EHD Factsheet, prepared by OMNRF.

Aldo Leopold Event Tickets now available to the public

Non-members may now purchase tickets to the Afternoon About Aldo Leopold event coming up on Saturday October 14th. BGWA members may continue to register for their free ticket and purchase discounted companion tickets, until such time as the event is sold out.

Aldo Leopold event – preferred registration open

Members may now register online for the Oct 14 Afternoon about Aldo Leopold event, one free ticket per membership + up to 3 discounted companion tickets. Once tickets go on sale to the general public next Monday, Oct 2nd, members may continue to register as above until such time as the event is sold out.

BBQ Photos posted

Photos from the BBQ and salmon spawning channel tour last Saturday have been assembled into a sldee show and posted in the Members’ area event gallery. Many thanks as always to Larry Cluchey for taking the pics and supplying the captions too.