CARDEN FIELD NATURALISTS WELCOME YOU

Our aim is to promote and protect Alvar water, woodland, flora and fauna. 

We are a non-profit, volunteer organization. All funds generated by CFN are used to educate and protect the Carden Alvar.

Links:

COUCHICHING CONSERVANCY     www.couchichingconserv.ca 

      ORILLIA NATURALISTS               www.orillianaturalistsclub.ca

MIDLAND/PENETANGUISHE             http://users.csolve.net/~mpfnc/index.html

NATURE BARRIE         www.bfnclub.org

KAWARTHA FIELD NATURALISTS   www.kawarthafieldnaturalists.org

 

Meetings and Outings

We meet the second Wednesday of every month except January and June at the Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Road, Kawartha Lakes.


Our outings are stewardship walks on Couchiching Conservancy and Nature Conservancy Canada properties. These outings will be posted below our meeting schedule as they become available.  

 

Speaker Schedule 2019-20

APRIL 10,  7:00PM

CFN Annual General Meeting

&

DAVID HAWKE presents

"Legacy Landscapes: Stories from behind the scenes"


APRIL 22

SOUNDS OF SPRING WALK

MAY 8,  7:00 PM

Speaker: SYLVIE SPRAAKMAN

"GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: Environment-Friendly Urban Flooding Control"

MAY 24-25

CARDEN CHALLENGE

JUNE - no meeting but please join us for

SUNDAY JUNE 9

NUTS FOR NATURE

JULY 10,  7:00 PM

CFN AGM

speaker NEIL GRAY

THE EVOLUTION OF HUMMING BIRDS

JULY 25-26

BUTTERFLY & DRAGONFLY COUNTS

contact

Bob Bowles 705-790-8884 or

Brittany Hope 705-209-0705

AUGUST 14,  7:00 PM

DEBORAH PEARSON & GINNY COLLING

present

CLIMATE CHANGE REALITY

In 2017 Deborah and Ginny travelled to the U.S. and took the Climate Reality Project leadership

training led by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore. Since then they

have been making Climate Change presentations to community and school groups in

the Kawarthas and Durham Region.

SEPTEMBER

This will be our annual Huronia Joint Meeting hosted by the Orillia Field Naturalists. The date, time and place TBA

OCTOBER 9,  7:00 PM

Speaker:  BOB BOWLES

HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM with a short discussion at the end of WHY WE SHOULD HAVE MOSS GARDENS AND NOT TURF LAWNS

NOVEMBER 13,  7:00 PM

STEWARDSHIP THROUGH SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: THROUGH THE LENS OF CARDEN BIODIVERSITY

The Carden Alvar is a shimmering mosaic of globally rare wildlife habitats situated between southern and central rural Ontario. Often going unnoticed, the rich biodiversity found in the area is in critical need of conservation for long term. You’re invited to attend an evening of science communication, where you’ll have the opportunity to virtually visit the wondrous woodlands, alvars and wetlands of Carden.  Accompanied by photographs and video, this journey is sure to fuel your appreciation for wild creatures that call Carden home. This event is in partnership with the Carden Field Naturalists Club. 

Speaker: CAMERON CURRAN

December 11,  7:00 PM

Member's shorts, Bucket Raffle, Silent Auction and some of the best food this side of the Continental Divide

2020

Jan. 3 Carden Christmas Birdcount. Meet at the CRC at 8:30 for team line ups by BOB BOWLES

Feb. 12,  7:00PM

Pollinators presented by

GINNY MOORE

March 13, 7:00PM

Moths presented by

BASIL CONLIN

April 8, 7:00PM

CFN AGM

JANET GRAND & RON REID 

present

SOUTH AMERICA ADVENTURE

including

ECUADOR, TIERRA del FUEGO and ARGENTINA


All meetings will be held at the Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Rd, Kawartha Lakes.

 


                          OUTINGS

                LITTLE BLUE STEM   TBA

NORTH BEAR    

AUG.1    10 am

meet at the SW corner of the North Bear property on Alvar Rd.

Leader - Tom Wilson 705-345-1919

WOLF RUN    TBA

comimg soon!

Leader - Tom Wilson 705-345-1919

McGEE CREEK  most Sundays 10am

contact LOU PROBST for details

705-438-1324

PRAIRIE SMOKE

call Harry to arrange at

HARRY HALL    705-833-2406




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Become a Member!

We invite you to come out to one of our meetings or outings. You may sign up for an individual membership ($20) or family membership ($25). Or send a cheque to: Carden Field Naturalists, c/o 1818 Lakeshore Drive, Brechin, On, L0K 1B0. Please include your address and phone number. Donations by cheque to the above address are also received with thanks.

Our Partners

We are closely affiliated with the Couchiching Conservancy, Wildlife Preservation Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and a member of Ontario Nature. We are also 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.   

 

The Carden 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.

 

CFN Executive

Carden Field Naturalists Executive

President: Tom Wilson, email: tjw1818@gmail.com

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

Communications: Tawnya Hallman

 

Contact Carden Field Naturalists

Meetings held at 258 Lake Dalrymple Rd,  Kawartha Lakes, On, L0K 1W0

705 345 1919

 

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