You're invited to the 2017 Hawk Cliff Weekends!
This annual event has been hosted for over 10 years by the St Thomas Field Naturalists Club (STFNC), Hawk Cliff Raptor Banders, and volunteers of Monarch Watch. Thames Talbot Land Trust is pleased to be a partner on this event again this year.
The Hawk Cliff Weekends is a free outdoor event taking place on September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th from 11am-3:30pm each day. Come out and celebrate the amazing fall migration in a beautiful setting at Hawk Cliff Woods.
- Twice daily Hawk Talks by STFNC and Hawk Cliff Raptor Banders
- Twice daily Monarch Butterfly talks by STFNC and volunteers of Monarch Watch
- Guided hikes led by Thames Talbot Land Trust
- Native plant gardening workshops
- A special presentation about Ontario's snakes and turtles, by Sssciensational Snakes!
Photo by Dave Wake
Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors!
Schedule of events
Saturday 16th Sunday 17th Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th 11am
Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk
Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk 12:30pm
Native Plant Gardening Guided Hike
Ssscientational Snakes! presentation Native Plant Gardening Guided Hike Guided Hike 2pm Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk Hawk Talk Monarch Butterfly Talk
* Scheduled activities will end each day at 3:30pm
Join us at Hawk Cliff Woods on September 30th, 1-4pm, for an Adopt-a-Patch workshop.
The Adopt-a-Patch program aims to engage property stewards in ecological restoration by removing invasive species from their "patch" annually to protect surrounding habitat. This will lead to planting of the cleared areas with native species once the invasive ones have been kicked out! More info on the Adopt-a-Patch program here.
If you're new to Adopt-a-Patch, you will choose your 10m x 10m patch and receive a patch toolkit containing a bucket, trowel, garbage bags, work gloves, and garlic mustard information sheet. We will provide training in garlic mustard identification and removal, and you will have the opportunity to work on your patch.
If you already have a patch, this is an opportunity to come out and work on it again. You're welcome to attend the training portion if you'd like a refresher. Don't forget to bring your patch kit!
Don't want to commit to a patch? That's fine too! Come out for the day and pull Garlic Mustard between the patches.
This is an outdoor event and will take place rain or shine. Please come dressed for the weather and bring water and snacks.
We're replacing part of the boardwalk at Joany's Woods and we need your help!
The current boardwalk has seen lots of wear and tear including damage from falling ash trees. Our goal is to replace the worn out section to ensure visitor safety and protect the sensitive habitat of the wetland.
The work will take place on October 27th-31st inclusive, at 10am-2pm each day. Volunteers are invited to join us for one or more days. All contributions are appreciated! Please RSVP below so we know how many people to expect.
This work will involve heavy lifting and use of tools such as drills and hammers. If you're able to bring extra tools that would also be appreciated.
A Taste of Nature at Plant Matter Kitchen
Save the date: November 9th
Join us for dinner and drinks at Plant Matter Kitchen in Wortley Village. This event supports Thames Talbot Land Trust. There will be 2 dinner seatings with the capacity for 60 each time. Plant Matter Kitchen is a vegan restaurant and uses locally sourced ingredients for their food. Beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages are available from local breweries and wineries. You can see Plant Matter Kitchen's Menu here.
More info to come closer to the event.