Field Trips

September 2023 – August 2023

Birding At The Coves, SLOW, EASY, and SHORT

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
A SLOW, EASY and SHORT walk around the one pond off the German Canadian Club parking lot. We will only be going around this pond. The aim is for an inclusive hike open to those who want to go at a slower than average pace and to take our time. Binoculars or camera is recommended.

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09 September 2023
The Coves, 1 Cove Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Leisurely Walk at Cedarcroft, SLOW, EASY and SHORT

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
Enjoy an easy walk on the Beech Point Trail and the Pine Trail. We will see what Fall birds are migrating through and identify some wildflowers.

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16 September 2023
Cedarcroft, 10736 Westminster Drive
Southwold, Ontario N0L 2G0 Canada
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Port Stanley Area Birding

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.

We will bird several areas near Port Stanley, including Hawk Cliff.

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17 September 2023

Hike Weldon Park, Arva

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
A leisurely walk through Weldon Park, Arva, we will be looking for fall migrants, interesting plants, animals and features of the park.

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26 September 2023
Douglas B. Weldon Park, 21466 Richmond Street
Arva, Ontario Canada
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Birding at The Coves

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.

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01 October 2023
The Coves, 1 Cove Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Fall Birding at Westminster Ponds ESA

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.

We will walk around Saunders Pond looking for fall migrants. Be prepared for the possibility of muddy conditions.

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07 October 2023
Westminster Ponds, 696 Wellington Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Fall Hike to Witness Wildlife Preparation for Migration and Hibernation

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.

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09 October 2023
Kilally ESA, 868 Windemere Road
London, Ontario N5X 1J9 Canada
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Hike MacNaughton Trail, Exeter

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us on a hike along the Ausable River in Exeter. We will be looking for the Exeter white squirrel, late migrants, fall colours and other interesting plants and features.

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12 October 2023
MacNaughton Park Trail, 56 Hill Street
Exeter, Ontario N0M 1S1 Canada
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Fall Birds at Komoka PP

We will hike through varied habitats looking for fall birds. The terrain will be hilly in spots.
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.

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15 October 2023
Komoka Provincial Park, London, Ontario N6K 4N8 Canada
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Birding at The Coves

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.

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29 October 2023
The Coves, 1 Cove Road
London, Ontario Canada
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Hike at Coldstream C.A. (East Side)

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
This is an easy walk on a level well maintained trail. We will pass a mill pond and take a stroll through a mature open forest. We will be looking for late migrants, plants, animals and features.

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01 November 2023
Coldstream Conservation Area (East), 24506 Coldstream Rd
Exeter, Ontario N0M 2A0 Canada
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Sewage Lagoon Fall Birding

We will visit Strathroy and Forest Sewage Lagoons, as well as other sites as time permits.
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.

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05 November 2023
Tim Hortons Hyde Park and Fanshawe, 1255 Fanshawe Park Rd W,
London, Ontario N6G 5B4 Canada
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Late Fall Hike in Medway Heritage Forest

NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.
The beautiful setting of Medway Heritage Forest is home is a great many wildlife species, some of which have migrated or hibernated by this time. However, the various settings of open fields and forest that follow the meandering Medway Creek provide what it takes for a rich variety of overwintering birds and mammals.

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06 November 2023
East end of Gainsborough, Gainsborough Rd and Whiteacres Dr
London, Ontario Canada
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Stroll with Science Students

Join 3 Western Integrated Science students on a walk through Kilally Meadows.

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11 November 2023
Kilally ESA, 868 Windemere Road
London, Ontario N5X 1J9 Canada
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Clandeboye – Hodgins Trail

Hike through a private property opened up to the public. Evergreen trail to open field trail to mixed forest. Looking for late departing birds or those just arriving in the area, as well as other creatures.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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14 November 2023
Clandeboye, 34508 Richmond St
Lucan, Ontario Canada
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Late Fall at Fanshawe CA

We will look for late fall birds along the north side of Fanshawe Lake.
NATURE LONDON MEMBERS ONLY.

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19 November 2023
Fanshawe Parking Lot, London, Ontario N5V5C2 Canada
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Christmas Bird Count for Kids

We will once again run our annual bird count for students in Grades 3 to 8.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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02 December 2023
Storybook Gardens, 1958 Storybook Lane
London, Ontario N6K 4Y6 Canada
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New Year’s Day Bird Walk

Start 2024 by enjoying our feathered friends in Greenway Park. Dress warmly.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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01 January 2024
Greenway Off Leash Dog Park, 109 Greenside Ave
London, Ontario Canada
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Medway Heritage Trail: night walk

Explore a trail in different light, get out to enjoy the winter season, listen to the winter sounds at night, help to learn about bark, maybe we can id some trees.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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22 January 2024
Attawandaron Rd, 1786 Attawandaron Rd
London, Ontario Canada
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Winter Birding in Lambton County

Check for Snowy owls around Strathroy. Look at winter waterfowl along the St. Clair River.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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27 January 2024
Tim Horton’s – Fanshawe & Hyde Park, 1255 Fanshawe Park Road West
London, Ontario Canada
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Fanshawe CA in Winter

We will check for waterfowl from the dam and walk some trails on the south side of the river.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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10 February 2024
Fanshawe Parking Lot, London, Ontario N5V5C2 Canada
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Cedarcroft Family Day

Walk the trails and participate in a Treasure Hunt. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate, or Jim’s famous hot apple cider.
MEMBERS ONLY – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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19 February 2024

Night Walk at Cedarcroft

Hopefully the skies will be clear to observe the stars, listen for owls, walk the Beech trail, enjoy a warming fire and experience the woods at night.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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22 February 2024

Winter Wildlife on The Thames River in Springbank Park

The open water of The Thames River is the perfect habitat for many permanent animal species, even in the winter.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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25 February 2024
Springbank Park, 1958 Storybook Lane
London, Ontario N6K 4Y6 Canada
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RESCHEDULED: Gibbons Park Stroll

Along trails and grassy areas to look for late winter birds and wildlife.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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10 March 2024
Gibbons Park – Victoria Entrance, 29 Victoria Street
London, Ontario Canada
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Birding Walk at Greenway Park

We will look for various waterfowl and raptors.
MEMBERS ONLY – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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17 March 2024
Greenway Park, 109 Greenside Avenue
London, Ontario N6J 2X5 Canada
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Aylmer Waterfowl Migration

Tundra Swans and other migrating waterfowl
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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24 March 2024

Komoka Provincial Park Ponds – Great Views of Wildlife

Wildlife is abundant in the ponds and adjacent wetland and open fields in Komoka Provincial Park – The Ponds. This location is separate from the one along the Thames River.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – MEMBERS ONLY

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04 April 2024
Komoka Park (North Side), 22290 Komoka Rd
Midlesex Centre, Ontario Canada
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Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area Birding

We will explore several ponds and trails in this natural area just north of Clinton.
MEMBERS ONLY – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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07 April 2024

CANCELLED: Birding at the Coves

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN AND FLOODING

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14 April 2024
The Coves, 1 Cove Road
London, Ontario Canada
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NEW DATE: Meadowlily Woods ESA Birding

We will walk trails near the river to look for early spring migrants and wildflowers.
MEMBERS ONLY – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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19 April 2024
Meadowlily, 25 Meadowlily Road South
London, Ontario N6M 1C2 Canada
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