THE APRIL 8TH CFN MONTHLY MEETING & AGM HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE COVID-19 CAUTION
HELP PROTECT THE CEDARHURST ALVAR
There is a potential Shooting Range development of 1,350 acres in the heart of the Carden Alvar corridor being planned. Any kind of development of the Alvar corridor would be devastating to the regions unique habitats and wetlands and together we must stop any development proposed.
The time is now to act and you can help. Please email us at the link below and request to be added to the Cedarhurst Update email list. We will send you new information on the proposed development as it becomes available and what actions you can take to help stop development on the Alvar.
WHO WE ARE
The Carden Field Alvar is a highly vulnerable aquifer and a globally significant natural mosaic covering 17,000 hectares, spanning northern Simcoe County and western City of Kawartha Lakes. It is a diverse mix of grasslands, wetlands, rock barrens and forests with nationally and provincially significant habitats and Species at Risk. It is the "Land Between" and it is worthy of protection.
The Carden Field Naturalists is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to protecting the Carden Field Alvar.
WHAT WE DO
We bring education and fun to you from the Alvar with monthly meetings, stewardship walks, and by supporting Passport To Nature programs like our annual NUTS FOR NATURE kids festival.
MEETINGS & SPEAKERS
Join us for a meeting on the second Wednesday of every month except in January, June and July at the Carden Recreation Centre.
February 7, 2020 7:00 PM
March 11, 2020 7:00 PM
APRIL 8TH AGM AND GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CAUTION
South American Adventure & Carden Field Naturalists & AGM WILL BE RESHCEDULED
LAND BETWEEN A LAND OF HOPE: ONTARIO’S BIODIVERSITY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
May 13, 2020 7:00 PM
ARIZONA: FROM DESERT TO SKY ISLANDS
August 12, 2020
FALL GATHERING FOR HURONIA CLUBS
TBD September 2020
October 14, 2020 7:00 PM
DIVERSE PASSION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
November 11, 2020 7:00 PM
'BRING A FRIEND' FUNDRAISER
December 9, 2020 7:00 PM
2021 CARDEN CHRISTMAS BIRDCOUNT
January 2, 2021
February 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
BIRDING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
April 14, 2021
OUTINGS & EVENTS
Come out to one of our events or stewardship walks on Couchiching Conservancy and Nature Conservancy Canada properties.
February 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Join us for a winter snowshoe/ski/trudge on the winter alvar! Please meet at the Carden Recreation Centre. Outing leader is Tom Wilson and he can be reached at (705) 345-1919.
NUTS FOR NATURE
June 28, 2020 10:00 - 3:00
Join us for this interactive kids nature festival at the Carden Recreation Center. A Passport To Nature Event.
This is a tough property to get to but well worth the planning to get there and rather unique as well. Please check back for more event details.
Most Sundays at 10:00 AM
Please contact Lou Probst for details at (705) 438-1324.
PRAIRIE SMOKE AND LITTLE BLUE STEM
Scheduled by Request
These properties are being stewarded by Nature Conservancy Canada and are open to the public. The Carden Field Naturalists would be delighted to schedule a walk with you. Please contact Tom Wilson at (705) 345-1919.
CARDEN CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
January 2, 2021
Join us for the annual Carden Christmas Bird Count. Please meet at the Carden Recreation Centre at 8:30 AM to be set up into teams.
Pot Luck dinner after count.
CFN to prepare to supply the hot dishes.
Contact Bob Bowles for more details (705) 790-8884.
NUTS FOR NATURE
JUNE 28, 2020
FREE KIDS FESTIVAL
10:00 - 3:00
CARDEN RECREATION CENTRE
Wagon Rides, Speaking of Wildlife, START-Saving Turtles At Risk Today, Bird House building, Old Fashioned Rope Making, Microscopic Water Animals, Water Study Critters, Fair Glen Nature Centre, Face Painting, Colouring Contests, Bee Exhibit, Kim's Kids Safari, Blue Bird Display, Dalton Library, Arts & Crafts in the Cool Down Area, Sun Telescope Fun with Bill and more!
Oh ya...and FREE ice cream for the kids!
Lunches and other snacks available for purchase.
just added"The Role of Pollinators"
We are proudly affiliated with the following conservancy partners.
We are pleased to share a meeting annually with the Brereton, Midland-Penetanguishene and Orillia Naturalists Clubs. Our goals and efforts are aligned with Ontario Parks in the wise management and protection of alvar in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.
President: Tom Wilson
Past President: Dr. Harry Hall
Vice-President: Janet Grand
Director: Ginny Moore
Treasurer: Judy Mitchell-Wilson
Secretary: Pam Fulford
Membership: Cherilyn Spraakman
Newsletter Editor: Ann Gray
Ontario Nature Reps: Neil & Ann Gray
SUPA: Paul Laver
Logistics: Karen Popp
Publicity & Archivist: Frances Laver
Website: Pam Fulford, Tom Wilson with special thanks to Emily Mitchell
Communications: Tawnya Hallman
Get in touch with the Carden Field Naturalists to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Carden Recreation Centre
258 Lake Dalrymple Rd, Kawartha Lakes, ON L0K 1W0