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October 2020

Field Trip: K&P Trail – Burbrook Road section

October 11 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Co-leaders: Richard Brault and Dianne Croteau (innova@bellnet.ca) You can read about the K&P Trail in the September 2020 edition of The Blue Bill or you can explore it for yourself! We will leisurely walk along woodland and field habitats hosting a diversity of passerines and waterbirds. There is also the option to venture 1 km ... Read more

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15 Oct Virtual Meeting – Guest Presenter Mike Runtz

October 15 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Our October meeting will be held using the Zoom Platform. The guest speaker will be Mike Runtz, who will talk about Algonquin Wild. Algonquin Wild will be a visual extravaganza of this world-famous park's natural history through the seasons. Highlights include Eastern Wolf pups howling at a rendezvous site, the incredible diversity of animals that ... Read more

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Teen Naturalists – Birding at the Trailhead

October 17 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Birding for the Global Bird Day and the October Big Day for ebird.  They are hoping for 25,000 ebird reports!  We can help!! Come and practice your birding skills.  You may wish to get an eBird account and download the free eBird Mobile app.  Learn more about these recording techniques. Join Erwin Batalla meeting at TRAILHEAD  Front Road ... Read more

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Field Trip: Lemoine Point

October 18 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Leader: Steve Coates (sjcoates73@cogeco.ca) Fall songbird migration is winding down but mid-October is a prime time to observe staging waterfowl in Collins Bay. Both ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglet numbers will be at their peak, as will white-crowned and white-throated sparrows; these will be joined by and early-arriving winter sparrows such as tree sparrows and dark-eyed ... Read more

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Ramble Rideau Trail north of Hwy 401

October 20 @ 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

A longer ramble (5km).  Rideau Trail north of Hwy 401.  Bring lunch, drink, hat and mask. Please register to get meeting location information (numbers limited) Anne 613 389 6742 or n8ture.anne@sympatico.ca and please let me know if you need to cancel. Please ensure you have read the KFN field trip conditions.

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Junior family field trip to Lost Lake

October 24 @ 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

The Junior family field trip this month will be to the Lost Lake area on Taylor Kidd Blvd.   We will have a hike and play some games focussing on plants and different habitats as well as noting anything else we may see. Bring snack, drink and lunch.  Wear long pants tucked in socks (or boots) ... Read more

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November 2020

Ramble – Trails from Taylor Kidd Blvd

November 3 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Trails from Taylor Kidd Blvd. Bring drink, hat and mask. Please register to get meeting location information (numbers limited) Anne 613 389 6742 or n8ture.anne@sympatico.ca and please let me know if you need to cancel. Please ensure you have read the KFN field trip conditions.

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Fall Round-Up of Kingston Birds

November 6 @ 12:00 PM - November 8 @ 12:00 PM EST

Calling all people interested in birds -- including casual backyard birders, feeder watchers, and nature photographers -- to participate in this bi-annual census of Kingston birds. Count birds anytime within the 48-hour period from noon on Friday (6 November) to noon on Sunday (8 November), and anywhere within the KFN Bird Area. Our census area ... Read more

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Ramble – Collins Creek area trails

November 17 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Please register with Anne at 613 389 6742 or n8ture.anne@sympatico.ca to learn of exact meeting location. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and wear a mask.  Bring a snack and drink if you like.

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Teen Naturalists – Hike at Meyer Woods

November 21 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Visit to the Meyer Woods property of the Land Conservancy for KFLA near Verona. Hike and find out about methods of  comparing habitats.  An hour or so of volunteer work is planned to remove invasive Phragmites seed heads. For this shoes that can get wet (bring a change of shoes) and if you have them ... Read more

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