The Awards Banquet gives members a chance to gather with friends who share a passion for Nature, and to extend special recognition to those who have made exemplary contributions to Nature London and its mission “to preserve and enjoy nature”. These may be members of the club, or individuals or groups from London and area. Nature London has three awards, some or all of which may be presented at the banquet in a given year. These are the Conservation Award, Special Recognition Award, and W.E. Saunders Award of Merit. Although the recipients are notified prior to the banquet, their names are usually kept confidential until the banquet.
Hybrid and Virtual Meetings
The Nature London board has revised its masking guidelines for those attending in person. “Masking is no longer required at Nature London indoor meetings but encouraged, particularly for those individuals who are at higher risk for infection. We remain mask friendly. Please refrain from attending indoor meetings if you are currently experiencing an infection or illness, particularly an upper respiratory tract infection.”
London, Ontario N6K 4T1 Canada
Susan Nagy, a local birder and photographer will share her story and photographs from her 2022 Big Year in Ontario.
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY. HYBRID MEETING.
London, Ontario Canada
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
Birds typically found here include, Robins, Sparrows, Goldfinches, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Great Blue Herons, Mallards and Wood Ducks, Chickadees, Cardinals, Red-tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures. Usually turtles sunning themselves on logs.
London, Ontario N5X 1J9 Canada
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
Explore relatively level trails through open fields, forest and along the Thames River in search of signs that fall is in the air. Wearing hiking boots and bringing binoculars will be an asset. Dress for the weather.
Directions: Park in the lot at the east end Windermere, east of Adelaide Street and The Tin Cup. We will meet at the trail entrance for Kilally Meadows Trail.
Additional Comments: To see some of the trails we’ll be hiking, you may view this video from “Hiking With Kathleen” where the Kilally Meadows Trail is shown in the first 5 minutes of the video.
Bats as Beings
Brock Fenton, professor Emeritus at Western University’s Biology Department, will discuss bats’ long (for their size) life spans — over 30 years in the wild — to the distances they travel, as well as their resistance to many viral infections.
Building bird-friendly communities in London
Brendon Samuels, a Western Biology PhD candidate, will tell us about simple actions to support our relationships with birds and the urban spaces we share.
Some bugs suck! Why the insects in your garden have a drinking problem
Brent Sinclair, a Western Biology Professor will introduce us to the insects around London that get all their food from liquids, explain why that’s a challenge, and the extraordinary adaptations that help them get away with it.
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NATURE IN THE CITY RETURNS THIS WINTER
Wolf Hall hosts presentations on six consecutive Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30, starting on January 16. To see the full poster, click here.
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- SUMMER 2023 E-CARDINAL
The Cardinal FOR SUMMER 2023
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Moths, butterflies, dragonflies, snakes, turtles
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- INDOOR MEETINGS
INDOOR MEETINGS SCHEDULE
Awards Banquet instead of November meeting
Sep 22 (Hybrid)
Oct 20 (Virtual)
Oct 27 (Hybrid)
- PHOTO ID GUIDE FOR BIRDS
Invasive Species Warnings
If you haven’t heard about it yet, there has been a record of a live Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) in Ontario. It can feed on more than 100 species of trees and plants and poses a significant threat to the grape, tree fruit, wine and ornamental nursery industries.
The CFIA has clear advice of what to do if you spot one (Capture it and report it!):
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