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 renowned physicist, naturalist, conservationist and birdwatcher who accumulated a life list of 8,456 species of birds among many other accomplishments. He was a resident of Kingston from 1954 until his death. Over the years, Martin was President of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, the Canadian Nature Federation and was Canada’s representative to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Martin contributed greatly to major conservation efforts made by the KFN, including the establishment of both our nature reserves and the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. A ceremony took place on the property that day. Edwards’ family members were in attendance.
Special thanks to Lynn Bell for the construction of this beautiful sign.