The following non-Nature London activities and events might be of interest to members. For additional information and to confirm details, please contact the indicated organization.
LATE SUMMER & FALL 2019
Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex Fall Plant Sale
The Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex will be holding their annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, 14 September from Noon to 3 PM at the Complex (625 Springbank Dr., just west of Wonderland Rd). There will be perennials, house plants, bulbs, compost, and a rummage sale. Only cash, cheque, or E-transfer will be accepted for transactions. Perennials and house plants are needed for the event. Plant donations can be dropped off at the rear of the Complex greenhouses September 3–12, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. See https://friendslcgc.com/wordpress/?page_id=474 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hawk Cliff Weekends
Saturdays, September 21/28 & Sundays, September 22/29, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Thames Talbot Land Trust, in partnership with the St. Thomas Field Naturalists, Hawk Cliff Raptor Banders, and volunteers from Monarch Watch, are hosting visitors to Hawk Cliff. Come out and celebrate the fall migration in the beautiful setting at Hawk Cliff Woods. Raptor and Monarch Butterfly talks are presented daily at 11 AM and 2 PM.
Directions from London: Take Hwy 4 to St. Thomas and continue south on Co. Rd 4 (Sunset Drive). Turn east (left) onto Co. Rd 23, then immediately left onto Co. Rd 24 (Dexter Line). Follow Dexter Line for approximately 3 km and turn right onto Hawk Cliff Road; continue to the end of road.
Thames Talbot Land Trust Passport to Nature Events
The Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) Passport to Nature program has a variety of events on the go through September and October: Monarch Butterfly Migration with Bruce Parker at Hawk Cliff Woods, Sunday, 15 September, 1–3 PM; Knitting in Nature with Carol Dyck at Five Points Forest, Saturday, 28 September, 1–3 PM; and Tree ID and Understanding with Donald Craig at Tanager Tract, Saturday, 26 October, 1–3 PM.
For more information on the free Passport to Nature program and to register for the individual events see www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/passport_to_nature.
In partnership, Thames Talbot Land Trust and Canadian Mental Health Association of Middlesex host Mood Walks on Tuesdays at 11AM–Noon. These walks are offered as part of the Nature for Nurture initiative that is province-wide and promotes physical activity in nature as a way to improve both physical and mental health. See www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/naturefornurture for more information on Mood Walks, including dates and locations.
Western University Biology Department Seminar Series
The Western University Department of Biology Seminar Series will be starting soon. The Biology Department offers the free series throughout the academic year and the public is welcome to attend. The seminars, exploring all aspects of biology, will be held on Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 PM in Room 0153 of the Biological and Geological Sciences Building. See www.uwo.ca/biology/research/weekly_seminars.html where a list of topics and speakers will be available later in September.
London Environmental Network (LEN) September Green Drinks Gathering
LEN regularly hosts Green Drinks gatherings to bring together people who are interested in enjoying informal discussions about environmentally related topics. Green Drinks is described as an organic, self-organizing network that meets every other month. The people who attend are interested in all aspects of the environmental field and offer a lively mixture of representation from Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia, government, business, and members of the general public who have an interest in the environment. The next Green Drinks is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, at the London Brewing Cooperative, 521 Burbrook Place, from 6–8 PM. Thames Talbot Land Trust is hosting this event. See www.londonenvironment.net/green_drinks to access tickets and to view the upcoming events monthly calendar.
ReForest London Tree Plantings
After a summer break, the ReForest London treeplanting events will begin again in September. See www.reforestlondon.ca for dates and information on volunteering.