- Wednesday, September 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Warbler Woods
(NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY AND YOU MUST PREREGISTER, BRING A MASK AND HAND SANITIZER) Meet the leader at the main entrance on Commissioners Rd near the Oxford West extension at the west end of Byron. This area has a hilly terrain with steep stretches. Solid footwear is recommended. Call 519 317 7550 if more information … Continue reading (Members Only) Warbler Woods
- Saturday, October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Dorchester Optimist Hall
(NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY AND YOU MUST PREREGISTER, BRING A MASK AND HAND SANITIZER) Come join us for a ~1.5 km nature walk through the geographically diverse Two Schools Trail here in Dorchester (20 minutes east of London). A plant identification app will be on hand and we welcome anyone with good eyes for fungi, … Continue reading (Members Only) Dorchester Woods Walk
- Sunday, October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Huron Street Woods
(NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY AND YOU MUST PREREGISTER, BRING A MASK AND HAND SANITIZER) Meet in the parking lot at the back of the soccer fields just north of the water treatment plant on Adelaide Street North opposite Kipps Lane. We will walk along the river and the paved path looking for signs of fall. … Continue reading (Members Only) Huron Woods
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Nature in the City 2021 Cancelled
Sadly, Nature in the City 2021 has been cancelled. Fingers crossed…it will be back again in January 2022. See you all then.
Pat Tripp, Nature in the City Coordinator
Resuming Nature London Field Trips with Caution
You are likely aware that most of Ontario, including the Middlesex-London Health Unit region, entered Stage 3 of the COVID-19 reopening plan on July 17, 2020 (https://www.ontario.ca/page/framework-reopening-our-province-stage-3); consequently, the Nature London Board is proposing to cautiously resume field trips.
The current provincial guidelines limit outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people, provided individuals continue to maintain physical distancing of at least two metres with people from outside their households or social circle. For all practical purposes, this is not feasible or desirable for our field trips, and we propose to begin with groups restricted to members only and no larger than 10.
To reduce the need for contact, we are setting up a registration process that will be accessible at the Nature London website. During this process, we will ask you to agree with the Nature London waiver (in line with past practice but doing it as a paperless process) and, in addition, we will ask you complete a COVID-19 self-assessment: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
Our Field Trips Coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org) are starting to organize field trips and would be pleased to hear from potential leaders and about potential places to go hiking and observing. Naturally, at this point we are most interested in locations where social distancing recommendations can be maintained.
We will ask all participants to bring with them a mask and hand sanitizer as part of their kit. The use of the mask will be mandatory outdoors when you cannot keep a distance of at least two metres from people who are not in your household or social circle.
We expect that many of you are anxious to get out again exploring nature with a knowledgeable guide and like-minded nature enthusiasts, and we hope that this cautious approach will enable this to happen safely.
— Gordon Neish, President
August 1, 2020: Safe Hiking at Cedarcroft
June 22, 2020: Extraordinary General Meeting
May 28, 2020: Request for Field Observations
May 13, 2020: Friday Evening Meetings are back . . . virtually!
April 17, 2020: Circulation of The Cardinal and the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 15, 2020: Vote on Proposed Audit Dispensation Delayed
April 4, 2020: Nature London Events Canceled