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Environmental Impact of Third Crossing

The City has been informed that KFN members are concerned about the environmental impact of the work on the Third Crossing. In response to concerns about the impact on bats of tree removal, and that mitigating bat houses were not going to be installed until the Fall, the City has responded that: As part of … Read more

Lemoine Point Barn Swallows

The latest news regarding the Lemoine Point Barn Swallow Structure, is that when the CRCA inspected it, they found that a single nest had been used. The CRCA  has decided to leave the Swallow Structure as it is for 2019. Then, if there is no colonization during 2019, they will consider the installation of drop … Read more

KFN Honours Martin Edwards

Nature reserve sign unveiling on Amherst Island (Kingston, Ontario, 2013-Aug-20) On Tuesday September 10, the Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) unveiled a sign at our nature reserve at the east end of Amherst Island. The sign names the property the “Martin Edwards Reserve” in honour of our recently departed, Honorary President. Dr Edwards was a world … Read more

Short-eared Owl Surveys

To understand their population status and their wintering habitat needs, we developed a standardized, volunteer-based survey protocol to track Short-eared Owl wintering distribution and abundance on Amherst Island and Wolfe Island. The survey protocol involved recording all raptor species observed; in light of current concerns regarding the effects of wind farm development on the avian … Read more

Owl Woods Project Update

Out of growing concern over the impact people are having on Amherst Island’s Owl Woods, working with the various landowners and stakeholders,the Kingston Field Naturalists began a project to find ways to minimize this impact. We produced a management strategy for the property. The document we produced is considered as a guide and a springboard … Read more