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.
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, September 15 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. Cash or cheques only will be accepted for transactions. Perennials and house plants are needed for the event. Donations can be dropped off at the rear of the Garden Complex greenhouses September 4-13, from 8 am. to 2:30 pm. Plants may be left on the picnic table provided.
Visit www.friendslcgc.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 519-472-3553 for more information.
DOORS OPEN LONDON AT LONDON CIVIC GARDENS AND COMPLEX
The London Civic Gardens and Complex will be a Doors Open London site on Sunday, September 16. The Gardens and Complex is open for one day as part of Doors Open. Visit the site to learn about the unique history of London’s gardens, parks, nature, and wildlife through interactive displays presented by the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex, Nature London, Garden Club of London, London Horticultural Society, and the London Middlesex Master Gardeners. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the conservatory and greenhouses, and/or take tours of the surrounding woodlands and gardens. Nature London members will be staffing our display and leading walks through the Gardens and Complex located at 645 Springbank Drive, just west of Wonderland Rd. (See information above about the Fall Sale being held at the complex on Saturday, September 15.)
Visit https://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/en/london for more information on this event and for a full listing of all 40 Doors Open London sites.
THAMES TALBOT LAND TRUST AND FRIENDS HAWK CLIFF WEEKENDS
Saturdays, September 15/22 & Sundays, September 16/23, 11 am. to 3:30 pm., TTLT, 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 this amazing fall migration in the beautiful setting at Hawk Cliff Woods.
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.
Visit https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca for more information on Hawk Cliff Weekends.
In partnership, Thames Talbot Land Trust and Canadian Mental Health Association of Middlesex are hosting a series of August Mood Walks at Warbler Woods. 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.
The August Mood Walks will take place on Tuesdays at Warbler Woods from 11 am. to Noon. Meet at 1968 Comissioners Road West. Participants will gather in the parking lot in front of the trail entrance. The dates are: August 14, 21, and 28.
Visit https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca for more information on the Mood Walks and other TTLT events.
WESTERN BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR SERIES
The Western University Department of Biology Seminar Series will be beginning 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.
Visit https://www.uwo.ca/biology/research/weekly_seminars.html, where a list of topics and speakers will be available later in August.
LONDON ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK (LEN) GREEN DRINKS GATHERINGS
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 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. at Edgar & Joe’s Café, 255 Horton St.
Visit https://www.londonenvironment.net/green_drinks for more information and to view an events calendar.
THE RIVER TALKS: A GATHERING AT DESHKAN ZIIBIING
Museum London, 421 Ridout Street, London
October 18, 19, 20 – 2018
Several organizations including the City of London, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, and the London Environmental Network are partnering together to offer three days of indoor and outdoor talks, walks, activations, and art focused on river ecology, hydrology, culture, history, conservation, and gender and social justice. River Talks will feature Indigenous leaders and water protectors, water managers, conservationists, environmentalists, activists, artists, and academics. The objectives of the gathering are: (1) to educate citizens about the river and environment, (2) encourage water activism and protection, and (3) restore relationships with the land and people working on water issues. Registration is required. Visit www.londonenvironment.net to register and for more information.