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Outings & Events of Interest

Upcoming Field Trips and Rambles
Open to club members only                      Upcoming Public Events

Contact the trip leader or consult your newsletter for trip details such as meeting time and location.

The KFN Executive strongly encourages carpooling for all Rambles & Fieldtrips. Please pay a fair share of the driving expenses to your driver. If you are not sure how much is fair, ask your driver how much he thinks the trip cost him. An example: Three people share a car from Kingston to Prince Edward Point. Each person might contribute $10.

Important note: Please be aware that ticks carrying Lyme disease have been found in the Kingston region, in places including Lemoine Point, Prince Edward County, Amherst Island, St. Lawrence Islands National Park and the Frontenac Arch. If you take part in field trips in these areas, or visit them on your own, we strongly recommend that you take precautions against tick bites. Please read this information on Lyme disease, adapted from a brochure from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

Apr 21, 2018 - SatHelen Quilliam Sanctuary Clean Up
Leader: TBD
9:30am-noon. Please come and help prepare the Sanctuary for the BioBlitz in June.
Apr 22, 2018 - SunLennox Generating Station
Leader: Kurt Hennige and Mike Farrell
Meet in the parking lot immediately east of the telephone island at the main gate of the Lennox Generating Station (Hwy 33 @ County Road 21) where our leaders will take participants on a walk around this property looking for water fowl and early migrants. The property contains several large ponds and grassland areas. Contact leaders for more info: Kurt Hennige (khennige@ or 613-876-1804) and Mike Farrell ( or 613-453-4876)
May 01, 2018 - TueRamble to Gould Lake
Leader: Anne Robertson
Meet Rona parking lot (SE corner) Princess St. Bring lunch. 9am-2pm.
May 08, 2018 - Tue
- May 09, 2018 - Wed
Bird the Shoreline of Lake Ontario from Oshawa to Prince Edward County
Leader: Gaye Beckwith
This is an overnight field trip where we have the potential to see over 100 species of birds. Leave Kingston on Tuesday morning and head to Thickson Woods near Oshawa. We will bird the Oshawa Second Marsh and other locations ending up in Brighton for Tuesday evening where we will stay in B&B’s. On Wednesday we will bird Presqu’ile Provincial Park, and the Brighton cleansing ponds before making our way back to Prince Edward County. Will arrive back in Kingston early Wednesday evening. Contact: Gaye Beckwith ( or 613-376-3716) for more details.

Upcoming Events of Interest
Normally open to the public

May 02, 2018 - Wed
- May 30, 2018 - Wed
May Bird Walks at Lemoine Point
Our members and the public are invited to this annual series of walks hosted by the Kingston Field Naturalists. This is a great opportunity to see and hear many of the spring birds returning to the Kingston area, including many species of warblers. Each walk is led by avid bird enthusiasts to help identify birds by sight and sound. Walks are every Wednesday rain or shine: mornings at 6:30 am, evenings at 6:30 pm throughout May. More details to come.
May 18, 2018 - Fri
- May 20, 2018 - Sun
Spring Round Up
NEW FORMAT Friday 18 May to Sunday 20 May Our new Round-up format will celebrate, count, photograph and watch birds. The counting period will be extended to two full days, starting Friday at noon and finishing Sunday at noon. There will be a Sunday dinner. Included in the celebration will be a grassland birds blitz on Saturday in the Napanee Plain IBA. This new format will focus on covering more areas within the Kingston Circle and allow individuals to bird on their own. Participants will submit their results to eBird or the KFN so that we might get a more complete inventory of migrating birds in the Kingston area. Groups who have competed in past 24 hour counts are still encouraged to participate. More details will be available in the next newsletter OR email/call Peter Good (Co-ordinator) ( or 613-378-6605).
Jun 15, 2018 - Fri
- Jun 16, 2018 - Sat
2018 Bioblitz!
The Kingston Field Naturalists will be holding their 20th BioBlitz June 15/16, 2018 at the Helen Quilliam Sanctuary at Otter Lake. This will be a follow up to BioBlitzes held there in 2000 and 2002 We hope you will reserve this date and join us for this event. Further information will be sent in February, April and May or contact Anne (, 613 389 6742)

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