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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

Impact of Tannery Development

Open houses will be held on the proposed development of the former Davis Tannery Property situated along the Cataraqui River at Rideau and River streets. They are: Thurs, Dec 5, 4:30 – 6:30, Memorial Hall, City Hall Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 – 8:30, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560 on Montreal St. opp the entry to … Read more

Chance for Input on Third Crossing Environmental Impact

The City of Kingston and project partners on the Third Crossing project have released their Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) that will be submitted to Parks Canada for project approval. The public is encouraged to offer input on this important document that outlines construction details and the impact on wildlife, culture, water quality and more. The … Read more

Field Trip to Lennox GS

Lennox Generating Station (April 14 2019) By Kurt Hennige Despite 40 mm rain in the forecast, 29 people gathered in the parking lot at Ontario Power Generation property. Co-leader Mike Farrell, signed us all in and explained the safety regulation to all of us. While waiting, we watched the pair of Osprey on their nest … Read more

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

Queen’s Fall Fungi Workshop

See attached poster for details on the Fabulous Fall Fungi Workshop being held three week-ends in September and October, or see qubs.ca

Part 4. Nest Boxes and Shelves

Part 4. Nest Boxes and Shelvesby Sharon DavidĀ© Blue Bill (1996) Volume 43 No. 1 : 31-39.Printer friendly PDF version Introduction | Cavity Nesters and Nest Boxes | Buying or Building a Birdhouse | Bird House Building Plans | Platform Nesters | Discouraging Predators | References | Other web pages on Bird Houses Introduction Most backyards lack dead trees, also called snags, or damaged live trees, which are needed by cavity nesting … Read more