Welcome to the IDNC!

Boardwalk removed, new trail planned at Lawson Nature Reserve: Club

Read the entire story from the Woodstock Sentinel Review at https://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/news/local-news/boardwalk-removed-new-trail-planned-at-lawson-nature-reserve-club

Project Feederwatch provides crucial citizen science

Read the entire story from the Woodstock Local at https://www.thewoodstocklocal.com/life/project-feederwatch-provides-crucial-citizen-science

Thank you to our volunteers


Thanks to the nine volunteers who helped start the dismantling of the boardwalks at the Lawson Nature Reserve on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Read more about their efforts at https://ingersollnatureclub.com/2020/11/03/thank-you-to-our-volunteers/

2020 Annual General Meeting ReportIDNC 2020 AGM 2

On the sunny, but brisk, afternoon of October 3, 2020, Ingersoll District Nature Club (IDNC) membership took part in our Annual General Meeting at the Lawson Nature Reserve.

Read complete details at https://ingersollnatureclub.com/2020/10/07/2020-annual-general-meeting-report/

SM-1Over 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.

Read the media release from the Town of Ingersoll.

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 minister.mecp@ontario.ca


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/

Event Update

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.

Organize Your Earth Hour event. 

Spread the Word!

Minute to Win It

Sharing Is Caring (For Our Planet)

 About the Ingersoll District Nature Club

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.

Happy Trails!

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we would love to hear from you. 

We can be reached…

By e-mail:


By phone: 

Sheila Fleming (519) 485-2645


Wayne Walden (519) 485-4220

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