Welcome to the IDNC!

Updated Information Regarding Carlton Marsh Event

[W] Apr 28 – Calton Marsh / 6:30 p.m.  Meet at Carpool

More information from Dave Baird, the event leader: The Calton evening hike on April 28th will begin at the Calton Swamp parking lot at 7:30 pm.  Each participant should wear comfortable clothing, hat including waterproof boots or shoes (usually a bit muddy), plus bring a flashlight or headlamp. A snack and drink is recommended. There are ticks, so I caution everyone to be aware. The walk is generally easy but not wheelchair accessible. The sounds of the marsh can be magical for those who will take the time to stop and listen, so there will be times when everyone needs to be very quiet. Please note the new carpool time of 6:30 pm.

Directions can be found here.

Help the David Suzuki Foundation Help the Butterflies


Give your friends and neighbours butterflies. Imagine your yard or balcony garden in full bloom, alive with fluttering butterflies and buzzing bumblebees…

Now make that vision a reality. Buy wildflower seeds that support pollinators!

Buy wildflower seeds

This year the David Suzuki Foundation has the following seed packet options:

  • Five- or ten-packs of beautiful flowers suitable for Eastern Canada.
  • Five- or ten-packs of bee-friendly beauties for Western Canada.
  • A three-pack of easy-to-grow wildflowers for almost any yard or garden.

Proceeds from seeds you buy will support the Butterflyway Project. You’ll power volunteer Butterfly Rangers creating pollinator pathways in Markham, Montreal, North Vancouver, Richmond, Toronto and Victoria.

Thanks for helping protect pollinators.

P.S. Seed sale continues while supplies last. Get yours before they’re gone!

Learn more about the David Suzuki Foundation here.

ECO FOLK 2018 Takes Place March 25IMG_1757.jpg

The Thames Talbot Land Trust will be presenting their third annual Eco Folk event at the Aeolian as a friend/ fund raiser.  Great music; great time; great cause.  This cabaret style event features Anderson’s craft beer sampling – both before and during intermission. For more information,visit aeolianhall.ca

Earth Hour Is Coming


Earth Hour 2018 takes place 8:30 – 9:30 pm on Saturday March 24. See how you can take part and the impact your actions will have by visiting https://www.earthhour.org/

Mark Your Calendars: Go Wild, Grow Wild Is Back

Go Wild Grow Wild Expo - Adventurers, Gardeners, Nature Lovers, Families Welcome - 2018 Expo, April 7GoWildGrowWild.ca | CarolinianCanada.ca | InTheZoneGardens.ca

Mark Your Calendars!
Go Wild Grow Wild is BACK!
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Metroland Media Agriplex• Western Fair District •London, Ontario

Greening the Future Together

The essential Expo for wild & green people

Come join us for the largest gathering of the region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups committed to growing a greener future.  Go Wild Grow Wild will inspire you to discover wild places, grow great gardens and live green in Carolinian Canada.

Registration is now open for interested exhibitors at gowildgrowwild.ca

Register your booth before January 25th to avoid late fees!

We Are Growing! NEW FOR 2018

Build a sustainable and green life.

A collection of vendors to make your home, backyard and community more green and sustainable.

+More of What You Love
5 workshop areas, Wild Child passports, live wildlife shows, 100+ exhibitors, eco-healthy food and drink, Friday Kick-off and much more.

Registration is now open for interested exhibitors at gowildgrowwild.ca

Register your booth before January 25th to avoid late fees!

Check back often as we add more details about Expo 2018!

 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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