Annual General Meeting Announced
We plan to go ahead with our AGM on Saturday, October 3 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Please note the change in timing. Given the requirements of physical distancing and our inability to hold a potluck, we have elected to change the location to the Lawson Nature Reserve. Light refreshments will be provided – individual drinks and snacks. We only ask that you bring your own lawn chair. We will convene at the front covered shelter where there is enough room to spread out appropriately. A short business meeting will be followed by a walk around the Reserve for anyone wishing to do so. This will give us opportunity to look at the disrepair of our boardwalk system.
We are also planning to undertake our Hickson Trail Walk on October 17. For more information on the AGM and the Hickson Trail Walk, please visit our Events page.
Over 230 nature organizations across Canada, with the weight of all our supporters behind us, have asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ensure that nature is an essential part of our economic recovery and a sustainable, healthy future. Join us!https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2020/07/13/putting-nature-on-the-post-pandemic-reset-button/#.Xwy7PBOSnct
A Message from the President of OPAL
Bryan Smith, President of the Oxford People Against the Landfill, has forwarded us an email regarding the latest developments of the fight against a possible landfill in the Ingersoll area, and what still needs to be done. Read the email here.
Ontario Municipalities to be given right to approve new landfill proposals
With introduction of new legislation, Ingersoll Council’s long effort nears a successful conclusion.
Stop the Dump with Beauty
We are asking people to use the beauty of Oxford to help stop the Dump. Take a photo that showcases beautiful vistas, calming natural features, inspiring wildlife, restorative meadows, shady trees or thorny thickets in our county, add the phrase “This is worth having; Walker’s dump is worth stopping! Please do so!” and email it to Mr. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks at email@example.com
Lawson Nature Reserve Reopens
Ontario Nature has announced they will be opening all Nature Reserve trails (including the Lawson Nature Reserve) on May 13, 2020. For more information, please visit https://ontarionature.org/news-release/nature-reserves-reopen/
Please note: Our March 14 event at the Springwater Conservation Area and visit to the swans in Aylmer will proceed as scheduled.
However, our March 19 edition of Natural Selections with Tim Arthur at the Ingersoll Public Library has been cancelled. While we are disappointed to have to cancel our programming, we fully support the safety measures Oxford County Library is putting in place for the safety of all. Further notice will be provided as we reschedule our indoor events.
On the Road to Earth Hour 2020
Earth Hour 2020 takes place Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Watch this space for information about this year’s Earth Hour.
IDNC naturalist Don Bucknell dispersing Milkweed seeds into the wind, at the Port Rowan Wetlands.
Since 1952, the Ingersoll District Nature Club has maintained an active and friendly nature community in Ingersoll. We welcome newcomers to participate in any and all activities.
Join us in a nature walk or other community activity. Please see our Club Activities for details of our planned hikes and meetings through our programming year. Our group typically meets monthly, in informal gatherings, to enjoy outings in nature areas in and adjacent to Oxford County.
We are interested in the development and preservation of nature in Oxford County, and are formal stewards of the 36 acre (15 ha) Lawson Nature Reserve, south of Ingersoll.
We are involved in:
- Hiking and enjoying southwestern Ontario’s natural heritage
- Fostering family events to ensure our children are exposed to local natural attractions
- Stewarding the Lawson Nature Reserve – invasive species management, hillside restorations, trail maintenance, signage, etc.
- Encouraging seniors in active living through walks at the Nature Reserve
- Celebrating Earth Day
- Advocating on behalf of nature in general
So please, take a look around our site. You can see what we are all about, the activities that we offer, our signature trails and more. If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can click here.
Also please find IDNC articles and content in the OPAL Newsletter published by Oxford People Against the Landfill.
If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we would love to hear from you.
We can be reached…
Sheila Fleming (519) 485-2645
Wayne Walden (519) 485-4220