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.
KAWARTHA FIELD NATURALISTS
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"
SOUNDS OF SPRING WALK
MAY 8, 7:00 PM
Speaker: SYLVIE SPRAAKMAN
"GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: Environment-Friendly Urban Flooding Control"
JUNE - no meeting but please join us for
SUNDAY JUNE 9
NUTS FOR NATURE
JULY 10, 7:00 PM
speaker NEIL GRAY
THE EVOLUTION OF HUMMING BIRDS
BUTTERFLY & DRAGONFLY COUNTS
Bob Bowles 705-790-8884 or
Brittany Hope 705-209-0705
AUGUST 14, 7:00 PM
DEBORAH PEARSON & GINNY COLLING
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.
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
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
March 13, 7:00PM
Moths presented by
April 8, 7:00PM
JANET GRAND & RON REID
SOUTH AMERICA ADVENTURE
ECUADOR, TIERRA del FUEGO and ARGENTINA
All meetings will be held at the Carden Recreation Centre, 258 Lake Dalrymple Rd, Kawartha Lakes.
LITTLE BLUE STEM TBA
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
Leader - Tom Wilson 705-345-1919
McGEE CREEK most Sundays 10am
contact LOU PROBST for details
call Harry to arrange at
HARRY HALL 705-833-2406
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.
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.
Carden Field Naturalists Executive
President: Tom Wilson, email:
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
CARDEN CHRISTMAS BIRDCOUNT