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.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2019
The 22nd Annual Huron Fringe Birding Festival will take place May 24–27 and May 30–June 2. The annual event is based at MacGregor Point Provincial Park near Port Elgin. Morning activities are filled with guided hikes concentrating not only on birds but wildflowers, butterflies and insects, in and outside the park. Afternoons feature additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, plus other natural interests. To register and access a schedule of events visit www.friendsofmacgregor.org/page/huron-fringebirding-festival.
Ontario Nature’s 88th Annual General Meeting and Gathering
Ontario Nature’s 88th Annual Gathering will take place May 31–June 2, 2019 at Mohawk College in Hamilton. There will be keynote speakers, a choice of workshops, the AGM and Conservation Awards Ceremony, Wine and Cheese Reception, Banquet, and a choice of Sunday field trips. More details will become available soon. For more information. www.ontarionature.org/events/annual-gathering/.
London Environmental Book Club
The London Environmental Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month and offers participants lively discussion about recommended books with an environmental focus. Book club gatherings are located at the Central London Public Library at 251 Dundas Street, 1st Floor, Tonda Room. The club meets from 7–8:30 PM, is free and has a drop-in format. Upcoming book club meeting dates
are May 15 and June 19. www.facebook.com/EnvironmentLondon/.
Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT)
2019 TTLT Annual General Meeting
The TTLT AGM will take place Wednesday, May 22 at the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Watershed Conservation Centre at Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Rd, London. For time of the meeting and any updates stay tuned to www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca.
Biodiversity Boss Youth Conservation Training
This training program offered by TTLT focuses on skills development. The program takes place over two Sundays, May 26 and June 2, from 9 AM–5 PM. Participants are high school or undergraduate students who will learn about conservation and restoration in the context of Canada’s Carolinian Zone, including hands-on activities in restoration, invasive species management, and species-at-risk monitoring. For more information and to register visit www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/biodiversityboss. Spaces are limited.
TTLT Passport to Nature
This spring, TTLT launched an exciting new program known as Passport to Nature. The Passport to Nature booklet showcases more than a dozen outdoor events which take place between May 2019 and February 2020. Most of these activities will be held on TTLT properties within about an hour’s drive from London. From wildflowers to butterflies, from snowshoeing to tree identification, from nature photography to outdoor yoga and much more, the program appeals to a great diversity of interests.
Passport booklets are free. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration, using Eventbrite, is required. Registration for each event opens two months before the scheduled date.
The complimentary Passport to Nature booklets are available online from www.ttlt.ca or from the TTLT office, from selected retailers, and other locations around the region. Also, visit the TTLT website for details about the Passport to Nature events. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 858 3442.
There are several Nature for Nurture Mood Walks scheduled in the coming weeks. Visit www.ttlt.ca events listings for details on these guided hikes that are designed to provide green exercise, calming, and education about the environment, while walking out in nature. The program is offered in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
Fringe Gallery, 1742 Hyde Park Road, is partnering with Wildlife Preservation Canada, artists, vendors, local nurseries and apiaries to host a month-long event with the aim of raising awareness and funds through our creative outlets as artists, to help the conservation and recovery of pollinators in our area.
Exhibition Dates: 1– 28 June 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday 8 June 6:00–8:00 PM