Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists

Club Activities 2016

 

Outdoor Group activities in summer and winter are ongoing.

 Information is available at HHFN meetings.

Note: Any activities cancelled due to severe weather may be re-scheduled if members are interested.

Be sure to check local papers, posted flyers, or Canoe FM for up-to-date information.

Lug-a-mug: Refreshments are available at Presentations but please bring your own mug to help our environment.

Presentations are free to members. Non-Members $5.00

2017 Activities

Date & Time

Location

Speaker/Leader

Title/Description

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Meet 1725 Braeloch Road Cars can park along the road.

Barry Withers (705) 489-4466

HHFN Canoe/Kayak Outing. Bring lunch and swim suit to swim at Halls Lake (Alvin Johnson Park).

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Peter McElwain

The Trees of Haliburton County

The following programs have already taken place.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Barrie Martin, Yours Outdoors

Nature Trails & the 2017 Hike Haliburton Preview

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

7286 Gelert Rd. Rail Trail Parking Lot

Don Smith & Brian Pfrimmer

Annual Spring Bird Walk. Beginners welcome.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

 

Detective Greg Borne, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

American Ginseng – Endangered Species in Ontario. american ginseng

 

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

Entrance to Snowdon Park, 3537 Gelert Rd.

Gord Sheehan

sangor@interhop.net

Our HHFN Earth Day road clean-up. Wear gloves. Lunch afterwards at local restaurant.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Haliburton Museum

Ryan Mortell & Rebecca Krawczyk

All About the Kinark Outdoor Centre and

F.E.E.L. Childrens’ Water Festival

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for Potluck

Haliburton Museum

Contact is Marg Chambers (click to email) or phone after March 2 (705) 455-9801

Annual Potluck and Show & Tell

Potluck at 6 p.m. Please bring your own dishes & cutlery. Members are invited to contribute to the Show and Tell Portion of the evening after the potluck: show a nature object, a few nature photos or tell a short nature tale etc. of only 5 or 10 minutes duration. If you can do this, let Marg know and she'll slot you in.

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Snowdon Park

Wally Ozog

Snowshoe Hike. About 2 hours. Suitable for beginners. Possibility of lunch at a local restaurant afterwards.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.

Meet at Tim Horton’s on Highway #35

Dennis Barry

You must confirm with him at 1 (905) 725-2116 or

dbarry@interlinks.net

Minden Christmas Bird Count 2016: 50 Years of Counting. Welcome to those who join in for the first time. Welcome back to those who haven’t been on the count for a number of years but are coming back to help celebrate the 50th. Plans are in the works for a bit of an after-count party. Bird feeder counts for that day are also accepted, ask Dennis if you are in our circle.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Cara Steele, Ecological Specialist at Abbey Gardens & David Belsey, Prof. of Sustainable Building Design at Fleming College

Plans for Abbey Gardens, now and in the future.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. until noon

Abbey Gardens

1012 Garden Gate Drive

Heather Read

Hike the trails at Abbey Gardens.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Brent Patterson, Phd Research Biologist at Trent University and with the M.N.R.

Moose Population Dynamics in Central Ontario.

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Frost Centre

Wally Ozog

A fall hike at the Frost Centre. Meet in the Frost Centre parking lot before 10 a.m.  For further information, call Wally at 705 489-4414.

 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

William Bunn

Annual General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. featuring nature photos by William Bunn preceded by a Potluck Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Photo preview click Bill Bunn.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to noon

Snowdon Park

Pat Burchell from the Mycological Society of Toronto

Mushroom Walk (followed by lunch at a local restaurant for those interested)

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016. Launch at 10:30 a.m.

Big Hawk Lake Landing (past the Marina at 1673 Big Hawk Lake Rd.)

Ray Laughlen (705 754-9479) & Barry Withers (705 489-4466)

Easy 2 hour paddle. Canoes will be arranged for all. Everyone must call either Barry or Ray beforehand. PFD necessary. Swimming opportunity.Bring personal food Coffee at Barry’s afterwards.

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Don Wright’s Bog

From County Road 1 (= Gelert Road) at Lochlin, turn north on Lochlin Road (beside the Lochlin Community Centre). Just over 1 km north, turn left (west) on Warder Road and proceed to the Wrights' lane at #1126 on the north side. In case anyone gets lost, the Wrights' phone number is 705-286-3659.

Don Smith

705-457-2954

Bog Walk

Outing to observe plants, birds, insects, etc. at the spectacular bog, fen, esker, forest, and meadows owned by Don and Mary Wright near Lochlin, Haliburton County. The specialties are orchids and other bog plants.

Before the outing, check the website at lochlinesker.com for a great introduction to their property and its flora and fauna.

Bring lunch, water, boots, hiking stick, camera, fly repellent and sunscreen.

 

CANCELLED

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Liv Frid, Biologist, Ministry of Natural Resources

Algonquin Seasons: Birds and Mammals

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

7286 Gelert Rd. Rail Trail Parking Lot

Don Smith & Brian Pfimmer

Annual Spring Bird Walk. Beginners welcome.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Pat Burchell from the Mycological Society of Toronto

Know Your Mushrooms

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Meet in the Frost Centre parking lot , 20130 Hwy 35, 30 minutes north of Minden.

For further information, call Wally Ozog at 705 489-4414.

A 2-hour Nature Hike at the Frost Centre  Wear appropriate footwear and bring bug spray if conditions require it. Lunch at a local restaurant is an option after the hike.

 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Detective Victor Miller, Conservation Officer with the M.N.R and Forestry Intelligence and Investigations Enforcement Branch.

Wildlife Crime in Ontario with specific references to turtle poaching and reptile smuggling. The illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife falls just behind drugs and arms as one of the most lucrative illegal trades in the world today.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the 2016 Junior Naturalists summer program.

 

 

Tuesday, April 19 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Krystyn Richardson, Biologist,Bird Studies Canada

Chimney Swifts and Bank & Barn Swallows Research

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Entrance to Snowdon Park, 3537 Gelert Rd.

Gord Sheehan

sangor@interhop.net

Pre-Earth Day road clean-up. Wear gloves. Lunch afterwards at local restaurant.

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.

Haliburton Fish Hatchery (HHOA)

6712 Gelert Rd.

Mike Johnson and Mike Miller

Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association's Hatchery:

How they get the fish, through egg collection right through to stocking lakes. They will also touch on their partnership with the community and the Ministry of Natural Resources and how it benefits the community.

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Haliburton Museum

To book your spot to do a show & tell call Marg at 705 455-9801

Annual Members’ Pot Luck Lunch at 12 noon.

Bring your pot, cutlery, plate, etc for the lunch at 12 noon and then at  about 1:30 p.m. enjoy the Members’ Show & Tell.

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

(Alternate date tba if weather unsuitable.)

Snowdon Park 3537 Country Rd 1 (Gelert Rd.) near South Lake Rd. .  Meet in the Park parking area approx. 1/2 K along the park entrance road. 

For further information, call Marg at 705 455-9801.

Snowdon Park two hour guided Snowshoe Hike. Suitable for beginners. Leader: Wally Ozog

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

at 7:00 a.m.

Meet at Minden Tim Horton’s

Dennis Barry.

You must confirm with him at 1 (905) 725-2116 or

dbarry@interlinks.net

Christmas Bird Count

Bird feeder counts for that day are also welcome, ask him if you are in our circle.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Haliburton Museum

Algonquin Provincial Park Chief Park Naturalist Rick Stronks

 The Wolves of Algonquin Park

 

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Nature’s Place at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre

Doug Tozer, Ontario Program Scientist, Bird Studies Canada

Lessons from loons: what our wilderness symbol is telling us.

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

St Paul's Anglican Church, 19 Invergordon Ave, in Minden

Peter Schleifenbaum, Professional Forester

Past, present and future plans for managing the Haliburton Forest through climate change.

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

 

Annual General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. preceded by a Potluck Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pauper Creek & Lake

Ray Laughlen

Barry Withers

Canoe Outing. Meet at Jug City at Carnarvon at 10:00 am. Confirm with Ray (705) 754-9479 or Barry Withers (705) 489-4466 and to get details.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

at 9:00 a.m.

Meet at Minden Community Centre parking lot by the Curling Rink at 8:50 a.m. to carpool.

Ed Poropat will lead a nature walk on Don Kerr’s farm property.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

at 9:00 a.m.

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Jeff Bowman, Scientist at Trent University

Flying Squirrels in Our Area

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Lindsay Maxim, Executive Co-ordinator of the Kawartha Turtle Centre

The rehabilitation and release of injured Ontario Turtles by the Kawartha Turtle Centre.

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

 at 6:30 a.m.

 (Please come early)

Rail Trail near Haliburton Town, 7286 Gelert Rd.

Don Smith & Ed Poropat

Annual Bird  Walk on the Rail Trail. Beginners welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Snowdon Park Entrance 3537 Gelert Rd. (County Rd. 1)

Gord Sheehan

Annual road cleanup.  Wear old clothes, gloves, bring a pail to put garbage into. Safety vests are provided. Lunch after at restaurant TBD.

 

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

 at 7:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Murray Lincoln

Inspiring story of Murray’s second career carving found wood pieces into beautiful nature objects.

 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

 at 1:00 pm

Haliburton Museum

Terry Moore

Climate Change: Haliburton Flora and Fauna.

In addition, Andrea Percy and Heather Ross explain the Blue Dot Campaign and Eco Cafe

All welcome. $5 admission for non-members of HHFN

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

at 1:00 p.m.

Haliburton Museum

Pot Luck Luncheon. Along with your ‘pot’ remember your own plate & utensils. Luncheon followed by the Annual Members Show. Please contact the executive regarding any special audio-visual requirements.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Snowdon Park

Wally Ozog or Don Kerr

Snowshoe Outing.

For an archive of activities of previous years, Past Activities.