About the Ingersoll District Nature Club

IDNC naturalist Don Bucknell dispersing Milkweed seeds into the wind, at the Port Rowan Wetlands.

The Ingersoll District Nature Club is interested in the development and preservation of nature in Oxford County and is the formal steward of the 36 acre (15 ha) Lawson Nature Reserve, south of Ingersoll on McBeth Road. The club meets monthly from September to June, with most meetings held out of doors – where the best nature-inspired learning occurs! The Club has over 20 activities planned for both children and adults throughout the year. For more information visit our website at www.ingersollnatureclub.com

Started in 1952 by Harry Sivyer, a local naturalist, and joined by other interested citizens, the group has prospered over the past 65 years. The club’s crowning achievement is the its stewardship of the Lawson Nature Reserve, south of Ingersoll in South-West Oxford, which is now owned by Ontario Nature, having been bequeathed by the family of Dr. John Lawson, a prominent member of the club.

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 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!

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