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Kingston Area Birds: 14th – 20th November 2020

By Mark Read Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius ofMacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share theirsightings with ‘Kingston FN’. Alternatively, please email or send recordsdirectly to me – contact details below. Please note that some sightings mayrequire review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise. Special Note re … Read more

Canadian Bat Box Project

Canadian Bat Box Project By: Karen Vanderwolf If you have a bat box I want to know about it! Bats in Canada face multiple threats from habitat loss and disease. As towns and cities expand, the large old trees that bats call home are being cleared, and bats are losing their roosts. Bats need a … Read more

Fall Roundup – We need your pictures!

The Fall Round-up took place between Friday Nov 6 and Sunday Nov 8. The summary of the birds found is now on the Birding in the Kingston Area page. There are 32 birds mentioned in the article.  We have pictures for 8 of the actual birds seen that day (Snowy Owl, Barred Owl, Short-eared Owl, … Read more

Fall Roundup 2020

By Erwin Batalla The format for the 55th KFN Fall Round-up was the same as last year, with the focus on obtaining a better picture of the birds in the whole study area in early November.  Birds were recorded between noon Friday November 6 and noon Sunday November 8. Following the trend in the past … Read more

Message from the President – Virtual Meetings

As we head into the autumn it appears that COVID 19 will continue to restrict the face to faceactivities of the KFN. With appropriate infection control measures in place, we hope to be able tocontinue field trips and rambles. The Blue Bill, Newsletters, Facebook, Flickr and the normalactivities of the Executive continue unchanged. For many … Read more

Online Research Study Opportunity for Ontario Naturalists

Although most people share some facts about the natural world in common, as individuals, our specific knowledge is constantly changing as we have new experiences and learn new things. Recent work in neuroscience has explored how natural concepts are organized in the brain by comparing the neural representations that correspond to different types of biological … Read more

Blue-Green Algae Workshop Online May 29

The online version of the workshop that was originally planned for March will be available here on May 29. Link to BGA Workshop Part 1- Research and Observations Video Link to Identifying BGAs Video Holly Evans of CRCA shared the follwing link (http://www.ces.fau.edu/usgs/understanding-algae/index.php) on the topic of water quality issues in Florida. It is a … Read more

Bioblitz to be June 12-13

Do save June 12-13 to enjoy the BioBlitz with us at the new property of the Land Conservancy for KFLA. If you are interested in volunteering to help please contact Anne at 613 389 6742 or n8ture.anne@sympatico.ca. Tentative program and info sheet now available at the bottom of the homepage and on the event listing … Read more