Transitions to Less Waste at Canterbury Festival a Success!

IDNC’s participation at Transition to Less Waste’s washing station at Ingersoll’s Canterbury Folk Festival (July 12-14) helped reduce waste in the community – happy volunteers washed over 1500 plates, keeping more waste out of the local landfill.  Thanks to Rachel Egan and Emily Cude for spearheading this innovative initiative!  Heating water through solar power, the washing station is geared to clean plates and cutlery for patron’s use from festival-sponsored food events and retail vendors, as well as add an educational component on recycling and waste reduction.  For more information, go to

Why ‘Adopt-A-Wild Bird’?

People love feeding birds; everyday many fill their bird feeders in their back yards so they can watch from afar.

We wanted to provide that same service for the wild birds that frequent the Lawson Nature Reserve, giving visitors an opportunity to ‘Adopt-A-Wild Bird’. This is a simple concept, which goes to help a great numbre of birds who are seeking a snack. Sound like something you would be interested in? Allow us to continue…

All you need to do is forward a cheque addressed to:

Ingersoll District Nature Club

c/o Lana Graham, Club Treasurer

255 Mutual Street, Ingersoll, ON  N5C 2A9

You can spend $15 dollars (for a specific bird), or you can spend $100 and feed the entire flock of wild birds. You can choose which kind of birds you wish to feed –  are you partial to blue jays? mourning doves? chickadees? Well they’re all options, and you can make sure that they spend the day on a full stomach!

Not only does adopting wild birds bring with it a whole host of new friends, it also helps support our mission of keeping the Reserve as beautiful and entertaining as it can be. That way, our birds continue to fly, eat, and rest safely within our woodlands.