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Nature Reserves – Why they are important?

By Clarke Birchard The Saugeen Field Naturalists are fortunate to be the stewards of the Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve. Kinghurst is one of twenty-one nature reserves owned and managed by Ontario Nature (previously the Federation of Ontario Naturalists). The ON nature reserves protect 2045 ha (5054 acres) of ecologically valuable, imperilled or vulnerable habitats across

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The 108TH Audubon Christmas Bird Count and The 31ST Hanover-Walkerton Count**

By Dorothy Kings The Saugeen Field Naturalists Club sponsors the count known officially as the Hanover-Walkerton Count. The first Christmas bird count, started by Frank Chapman along with 27 other conservationists, was a way of protesting the traditional bird shoot. Instead of hunting birds they counted them, on Christmas Day, 1900. Thus, a new tradition

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Kinghurst Forest Area of Natural and Scientific Interest

By Clarke Birchard July 2006 Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSIs) are areas of land and water containing natural landscapes or features that have been identified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as having provincially or regionally significant values related to protection, natural heritage appreciation, scientific study or education. There are over 150

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eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighbourhood to your favourite bird-watching locations, at any time

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Boreal Forest Project

By Jennifer Baker Canada’s boreal forest is a globally important ecosystem that contains vast intact forest with clear, clean waters that are rich in wildlife. This broad band of forest lies across northern Canada and covers more than 50 million hectares in northern Ontario – close to half the province. The boreal forest provides numerous

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Using Rephotography to Document Changing Landscapes of Southern Ontario

By Virgil Martin As naturalists, most of us are inclined to downplay the cultural aspects of ‘natural’ landscapes. We know all to well that human activity has altered every corner of Southern Ontario, leaving only a few special places where Nature is still in charge. And so we ‘preserve’ Nature when we can, but tend

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The Sunhouse

By Frank (Barney) Barningham The house we have built is designed on the principles of passive solar gain and high thermal mass. It is modelled on a very similar existing house, built several years ago by Hans Albarda in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. His house is working effectively and houses a family of four. Our roof

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I the undersigned, wish to have my child
participate in the following activity
sponsored by the Saugeen Naturalists. As part of registering my child, I hereby agree as follows:
1. That I acknowledge that there are inherent risks associated with this activity and that my child could sustain personal injury through participation in this activity and I am hereby accepting to take that risk on behalf of myself or my child.

2. To save harmless and keep indemnified the Saugeen Naturalists and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and their respective agents, official servants and representatives against all claims and actions, costs and expenses and demands, in respect of injury, loss or damage or death to myself or my child’s person.

3. That I acknowledge that in this situation volunteers are involved in supervising this activity and that I shall accept the responsibility of observing my child’s participation in this activity and should I have any objection to the manner in which my child or myself are being supervised or instructed, I accept the responsibility to remove myself or my child from this activity.

This agreement shall be binding upon myself, my heirs, executors and assigns.