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The Cardinal – Spring 2024 Edition

In this edition: board meetings, outing reports, book reviews, Cedarcroft, insects, woodpeckers, flowers, conservation action, chimney swift program history, photos and more photos. For online access, see The Cardinal Issues Online and enter the password from the back of your membership card.

Cover photo of Eastern Garter Snakes by Paul Nicholson.

See all upcoming events for the combined list (nature talks, field trips, community events). There are no meetings with nature talks until September.

Field Trips

Kilally Meadows ESA

We will walk along the river and then on other trails to look for spring migrants and wildflowers. For those who’d like to stay until dusk, we will see if the American Woodcocks have returned to the area.

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24 April 2024
Kilally ESA, 868 Windemere Road
London, Ontario N5X 1J9 Canada
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Westminster Ponds ESA

We will walk around Saunders Pond looking for migrating birds and spring plants. The area can be muddy. There are some hills.

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01 May 2024
Westminster Ponds, 696 Wellington Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Birding at the Coves

See robins, sparrows, goldfinches, woodpeckers, nuthatches, herons, ducks, chickadees, cardinals, and hawks.

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05 May 2024
The Coves, 1 Cove Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Leisurely Walk at Cedarcroft, SLOW, EASY and SHORT

Enjoy a relatively easy walk on the Beech Point Trail and the Pine Trail. 

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08 May 2024

For more, see all scheduled future trips.

Club News

  • 2024 Awards Banquet Questionnaire


    Members are invited to complete this brief online survey. The deadline for responses is Friday, May 10th.

  • Volunteer Opportunities


    There are many ways to get involved with Nature London where you can apply your energy, creativity, skills, and passion. You will meet like-minded people, contribute, and learn.

    See copies of volunteer opportunities from The Cardinal.

  • City Nature Challenge

    City Nature Challenge April 26 to April 29, 2024

    The City Nature Challenge is an international community science event in which regions compete to make the most observations of nature. Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us to protect them.

    By participating in the CNC, not only do you learn more about your local biodiversity, but you can also make London a better place – for you and other species!

  • Chimney Swift Monitoring Program


    Join us in tracking these threatened birds. Experienced monitors are ready to welcome and orient you. Click on the swift image for information about swifts and monitoring.

  • YouTube Channel


    All six presentations from the 2024 Nature in the City Event have been added. Members can use the password to access these and other recordings.

For retired items, see Archived News.

Conservation Action Alerts

Conservation Action Alerts keep you informed about upcoming opportunities to provide input and influence public environmental policy. Members and non-members may subscribe. There is an “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. In the future, action alerts will be logged on the website.

Social Media

Follow us on our Facebook page and visit (or subscribe to) our YouTube channel. When you join or renew your membership, you may subscribe to Conservation Action Alerts and the E-Newsletter (twice each month).

Members can see recordings of recent Nature in the City, Indoor Meeting and Birding Wing presentations. Each will be available for a limited time only.

Community Events

Earth Day Celebration: A Special Performance

A very special presentation of the Mass for All Creatures by London composer Oliver Whitehead.

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22 April 2024
St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin Street
London, Ontario Canada
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Urban League London’s Trivia Night

How well do you know the Forest City? Brush up on your trivia skills and join the Urban League of London for an evening of London, ON trivia in honour […]

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25 April 2024

Spring Species ID Workshop

City Nature Challenge Spring Species Identification Workshop

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27 April 2024
London Public Library, Stoney Creek Branch, 920 Sunningdale Rd E
London, Ontario Canada
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For more, see all scheduled future community events.

Free Online Course

Western University’s Department of Geography and Environment is offering online registrations to “Connecting for Climate Change Action“. The next course runs: May 6 – July 29, 2024.

Stay Informed: Beyond Nature London

With so many nature organizations in Ontario, it is impossible to present all of the news that may be of interest to Nature London members. For more information other nature-related and environment-related organizations.