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

Due to COVID-19 and the requirement for social distancing all future Meetings and Outings are cancelled until further notice.

Stay well!

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM

McLaughlin Bay

•April brings warmer temperatures an, perhaps, some showers. We can expect to see lots of returning local birds and some migrants. The air should be full of song.

•Leader: Don Docherty

•Difficulty: Light walking.

•Meet at the southwest corner of the GM Canada Head Office parking lot.

•Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

•Dress for weather conditions. Bring water and insect protection.

Monday, May 18, 2020 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 14, 2020

at 7 AM

Algonquin Park

Monday, February 17, 2020

at 10:00 AM

Thickson’s Woods – Winter Walk

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour and Potluck Lunch

(cancelled due to weather)

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Durham Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, November 30,2019 at 8 AM

Niagara Gulls

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10 AM

Cranberry Marsh – From Different Perspectives

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Thickson's Woods Land Trust

Birds, Beavers & Butterflies

Nature Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 AM

Samuel Wilmot Nature Area

Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Butterfly Walk at Heber Down Conservation Area


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