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Durham Region Field Naturalists © 2018 UPDATED APRIL 10, 2018

UPCOMING OUTINGS

Note: In the event of a forecast of bad weather, an email will be sent to the DRFN distribution list the evening before a trip, with trip cancellation or re-scheduling information. If you are not on the list, you may check the DRFN website or call the outing leader.

To find out about upcoming outings for Pickering Naturalists, check their website: www.pickeringnaturalists.org

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Saturday, April 14. 2018 at 7 AM

Algonquin Park

•Rayfield Pye will lead.

•We’ll be looking for birds that are more common in the boreal forest. There are good possibilities of Evening Grosbeaks and both Crossbills. Spruce Grouse and Black-backed Woodpecker nest in Algonquin but finding them is the challenge.

•This trip is contingent upon good road and weather conditions.

•Meet to car pool at the North parking lot at the Northview Seniors’ Centre at Ritson and Beatrice Roads. (Alternately, meet at the Dwight park entrance at 10:00 AM.)

•Early departure.

•Bring a lunch. (Include something for the Grey Jays!)

•Dress warmly!

•Snow and ice may make walking difficult at times.

•Bring sunscreen if there will be sun.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Stephen's Gulch Wild Flowers and Nature Walk

•Leaders: Our DRFN Plant Experts

•Stephens Gulch is a little jewel in Spring with a wide assortment of wild flowers

•Meet at the Stephen’s Gulch parking lot.

•Difficulty: Easy walking.

•Bring appropriate clothing based on the weather forecast. Portions of the area may be slick and muddy depending on the weather so bring appropriate footwear.

•Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area is located northeast of Bowmanville. To reach the Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area parking lot, following these directions:

◦If coming from the south: From Liberty Street North, turn east (right) on Concession Road 4, turn north (left) on Bethesda Road, turn east (right) on Stephen's Mill Road, proceed along Stephen's Mill Road to Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area parking lot.

◦If coming from the north: From Taunton Road (east of Liberty Street North), turn south on Bethesda Road, turn east (left) on Stephen's Mill Road, proceed along Stephen's Mill Road to Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area parking lot.

•Bring water and insect repellent (just in case).

•Weather permitting, consider bringing a lunch.

Past Outings

Saturday, March 03 at 10:00 AM

Leslie Street Spit / Tommy Thompson Park

Sat. February 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Casual Winter Bird Walk

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Durham Christmas Bird Count.

Saturday, January 06, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour and Potluck Lunch

Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 8 AM

Niagara Gulls

Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 10 AM

Lake Ontario Marshes

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Heber Downs Mushroom Walk

Monday, July 03, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Butterflies at Enniskillen Conservation Area with Rayfield Pye

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Presqu’ile Provincial Park Nature Walk with Don Docherty

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Carden Alvar with Otto Peter

DRFN Annual Weekend Outing

June 9-11: 2017

Saturday, May 27,2017 10:00 AM

Rossland Road Butterfly Garden:

Spring Clean-up and Maintenance

Sunday, May 14,2017 10:00 AM

Clements Woods: Wildflowers

Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Thickson’s Woods: Spring Nature Walk and Garlic Mustard Removal

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Presqu’ile Provincial Park: Waterfowl

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour

and Potluck Lunch

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Durham Christmas Bird Count

DURHAM REGION FIELD NATURALISTS

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