1) Susan Greco has some additional information regarding the Sept. 23rd outing:
To any of our HFFN Members thinking of taking in the the trip up around Big Bay on the 23rd of September.
If I could have an indication of your possible participation by Monday, 20th September so that I can alert the hosts at Keppel Croft approximate numbers, so they can arrange picnic seats and tables accordingly.
To add to that, my apology that I didn’t mention , that a suggested donation to visit the Gardens is $5. Looking forward to seeing you at Sobeys at 9.15am.
To contact Susan: 519 396 7950 leave message or phone or text: 905 967 5094; email : email@example.com
2) Annual Fall Beach Birding, Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 2021 with leader James Turland
Come out and join us on a tour of locations around Kincardine and Point Clark for sightings of migrating waterfowl.
Potluck to follow at the home of Christine and Jim Roberts, 9 Green Brae Cres, Blair’s Grove.
This is always a popular and well-attended event. Usual locations: Kincardine Lagoons, Point Clark Lighthouse, and Kincardine shoreline areas.
Details: Meet James at 9:00 am, at the Kincardine Dog Park. The Dog Park parking area is accessed from Bruce Avenue just east of Kincardine Cemetery. Location link from google maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/Q6ksRJ1vzfaEmc297 . We will also be stopping at the Point Clark Lighthouse before we go to the pot luck. If anyone wants to join us later than 9:00 try phoning 365-886-3650 to find out where to meet us.
Bring binoculars or spotting scope, notebook, warm windproof clothing (it has rained/snowed at this event!) some candies or a flask of hot beverage….we will drop off your casserole or dessert at the Roberts’ for our potluck lunch. Washrooms may or may not be available at the beach.
If you don’t wish to do the birding – bring a casserole or sweet along, meet us at 11ish at the Roberts’.
Due to COVID-19, we will be eating outdoors. Food will be set up in Jim’s workshop and electrical outlets will be available for crockpots, etc. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be provided. We will have some folding tables in the yard and washrooms in the house will be accessible. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE FOR THE POTLUCK.
3) Here’s an article from the Canadian Wildlife Federation suggesting some native species of shrubs you can plant in your yard to supply food for birds in the fall and winter. https://cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/DIY/bird-backyard-tempdips.html