Monthly Archives: May 2017

Members’ photo day (May 27, 2017)

We had no sooner settled in for our meeting when a late arrival reported that the Mourning Dove just outside the door was feeding its nestling. Everyone rushed out to watch. The bird had started building her nest during one of our meetings, and is so used to people she wasn't perturbed at all. Macouners [...]

2017-07-11T00:09:51+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|

The regeneration begins

by John Davidson Michelle and other volunteers planted 1100 native plants on the south side of our pond today. One of the highlights of Fletcher Wildlife Garden—the Amphibian Pond—has undergone a major, and necessary reconstruction since last fall. Over the years, the pond had become a victim of invasive plant species which had [...]

2018-01-03T00:35:07+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Visit to FWG by Ontario’s environmental commissioner

By Ted Farnworth Environmental Commissioner Dr. Dianne Saxe (right) talks with Ted Farnworth, Sandy Garland, and Diane Lepage at the FWG On Monday, May 9, the Ontario environmental commissioner, Dr. Dianne Saxe, did a walking tour of the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. FWG volunteers Sandy Garland and Ted Farnworth, along with Diane Lepage (OFNC [...]

2018-01-03T00:36:27+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Nature-art workshop (May 6, 2017)

May 6, 2017: Nature-art workshop As the end-of-May deadline for Little Bear contributions approaches, we all sat down to sketch and draw creatures that appeal to us. Some members flipped through bird books, one used a field-trip image on Rob's laptop as his model, and Rachel called up a picture on her smart-phone. Niccolo drew [...]

2017-07-08T15:12:19+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|