Preventing the Loss of 1.5 Billion Songbirds
Read how the Boreal Songbird Initiative is trying to prevent the loss of 1.5 billion more birds, after similar losses occurred between 1970 and today. http://www.borealbirds.org/blog/preventing-loss-15-billion-more-birds.
Watch for the upcoming free community showing in early 2017 of “The Messenger”, an important documentary on declining bird populations around the world.
Annual General Meeting Held
See more photos and more information on our Recent Events page.
Will climate change affect the breeding of local snapping turtles?
Melanie Massey, University of Toronto researcher, thinks it’s very likely. On the evening of September 13th, Melanie presented to a sold out crowd of 56 at the Ingersoll Public Library. Lacking chromosome structures like humans, the gender of snapping turtles is determined by the temperature their embryos grow at below ground. With an overall rise in temperature by even a couple of degrees, the turtle populations can be affected negatively. With typically only 1 in 1500 eggs making it to adulthood, this can add to the challenges facing the survival of the species. For more information, see Melanie’s slide presentation attached. Thanks are extended to Ms. Massey for sharing her research.
Help David Suzuki Stop the War on Wolves
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Upcoming IDNC Events
September 13 – Snapping Turtles-Can They Survive Global Warming?
September 17 – IDNC Annual General Meeting for our 2016-2017 Programming Year
October 22 – Lyn Valley Trail
November 19 – St. Mary’s Trail
November 27 – Festive Potluck
December 27 – Bird Count
Visit our Activities Calendar for more details.
INDC Visits Rondeau Park
For full details and more photos, visit Our Recent Events page.
The Ingersoll District Nature Club Announces 2016 Photo Contest
The Ingersoll District Nature Club is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Photo Contest, open to residents of Oxford County, commencing June 1st. This year’s theme is “Go with the Flow in Oxford County“, in celebration of our many waterways, lakes and wetlands and the natural world they support. The focus should be on preservation of our remaining natural resources.
Click here for further details.
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 2014-2015 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.