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

Monday, February 17, 2020

at 10:00 AM

Thickson’s Woods – Winter Walk

•Don Docherty will lead.

•February is a tough month but the birds we will see are tough ones that know how to survive the winter months. The Chickadees will expect an entrance fee in seed. Our walk will check the woods and meadow.

•Difficulty: Easy walking.

•Where appropriate clothing based on the weather forecast. Wear appropriate footwear for walking conditions.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

at 7 AM

Algonquin Park

•Rayfield Pye will lead.

•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 Canada Jays!)

•Dress warmly!

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

•Snow and ice may make walking difficult at times.

•Bring sunscreen if there will be sun. (Sun plus snow reflection can produce a bad burn!)

Past Outings

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Carden Alvar

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Stephens Gulch is a little jewel in Spring with a wide assortment of wild flowers. Meet at the Stephen’s Gulch parking lot.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Hydro Marsh and Alex Robertson Park (Pickering)

Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 AM

Presqu’ile Provincial Park: Waterfowl

Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 AM

Amherst Island: Raptors

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

Annual Winter Bird Feeder Tour and Potluck Lunch

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Durham Christmas Bird Count


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