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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.

Jan 08, 2019 - TueRamble at Cataraqui Cemetery
Leader: Anne Robertson
9:30 to noon. Meet at the end of Purdy’s Court (behind Enterprise rent-a-Car) (access from John Counter Blvd.) Dress warmly and bring a snack.
Jan 22, 2019 - TueRamble at Butternut Creek
Leader: Anne Robertson
9:30 to noon. Meet at Tim Hortons Hwy 15 at Innovation Drive. Dress warmly.

Upcoming Events of Interest
Normally open to the public

Dec 14, 2018 - Fri
- Jan 04, 2019 - Fri
Kingston Area Christmas Bird Counts! (multiple dates and locations)
Christmas Bird Counts 2018 Kingston Area Participants for our Christmas Bird Counts are needed. You don’t have to be an expert to take part. This is a great opportunity for new members to learn about the area. This year the Christmas Bird Count is being coordinated by Kathy Webb (kw2 at queensu.ca). Contact the area compiler listed below if you wish to participate or for more information. December 14 Friday Westport with Wendy Briggs-Jude (613-273-5449; bwlaird at rideau.net) December 15 Saturday Frontenac with Michael Johnson & Carolyn Bonta (613-531-4578; bonta.johnson at sympatico.ca) (also see separate posting for more details) December 15 Saturday Prince Edward Point with Pamela Stagg (pstagg05 at kos.net) December 16 Sunday Kingston with Kathy Webb (kw2 at queensu.ca). December 19 Wednesday Delta with Jim Thompson, (jthompson211 at cogeco.ca) December 22 Saturday Napanee with Bonnie Bailey (613-329-4572; Countrygal354 at gmail.com) December 27 Thursday Gananoque with Kurt Hennige (613-876-1804; khennige at xplornet.com) January 4 Friday Amherst Island with Janet Scott (613-389-4608; or jiscott at kos.net) Come on the 7:30 am ferry. Meet at the school; lunch is provided. Note: The following link will take you to a map with all Canadian Christmas Bird Counts http://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc/index.jsp?targetpg=mapviewer&lang
Dec 15, 2018 - SatFrontenac Christmas Bird Count
9:00 am to 4:30 pm Frontenac Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Please see links at the bottom of this page for the posters with more information. Teen and adult birders of all abilities are invited to participate in any of the day’s events; advance registration is required. The day kicks off at 9 am with a Winter Birds 101 workshop at the Sydenham Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Census of the “Frontenac” circle runs from 9 am to 4 pm, but shorter surveys will run in the afternoon at Frontenac Provincial Park. Outdoor surveyors will be assigned to teams and routes based on interest and ability. Stay-at-home feeder-watchers are also needed! A map of the census area is available at www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc/maps/ONFR.pdf. The day ends with a celebratory dinner and social, 4:30-7 pm in Sydenham. Contact Carolyn Bonta / Michael Johnson (bonta.johnson at sympatico.ca or 613-531-4578) for information or to register. The Frontenac CBC is a partnership event with The Friends of Frontenac Park. Our census area includes part of the Frontenac Forests Important Bird Area, newly designated in 2017!

Frontenac CBC Information

 

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