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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.

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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.

 

POLLINATORS

February 7, 2020 7:00 PM

MOTHS

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

TBA

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

TBA

February 10, 2021

TBA

March 10, 2021

BIRDING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

                    AND

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.

 

NORTH BEAR

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.

WOLF RUN

Date TBD

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.

MCGEE CREEK

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

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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"

 

GET INVOLVED

 

BECOME A MEMBER

We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved.
Individual Carden Field membership are only $20 or $25 for a family. Join us at one of our meetings to get your membership or send a cheque with your name, address, and phone number to:
c/o Carden Field Naturalists, 1818 Lakeshore Drive, Brechin, ON L0K 1B0

PARTNERS

We are proudly affiliated with the following conservancy partners.

 
Couchiching Conservancy
Wildlife Preservation of Canada
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Ontario Nature
Ontario Parks
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Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists
Orillia Naturalists Club

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.

CFN EXECUTIVE

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

 

CONTACT US

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

(705) 345-1919

 
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