Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:00 AM · 7 rsvps
    Five Points Forest - Driedger Tract in Putnam, ON, Canada

    Volunteer Event: Garlic Mustard Pull & Clean Up

    Flowering garlic mustard from top view. White cluster of flowers surrounded by a green leaf floretGarlic Mustard is a non-native, invasive plant. Originally introduced from Europe, it has spread across large parts of North America, to the detriment of natural areas and their biodiversity. Garlic Mustard is very aggressive, quickly crowding out native plants and even emitting a chemical into the soil that prevents many native plants from growing. We need your help to remove it!

    Join us at Five Points Forest on May 25th to help clear the Garlic Mustard from the forest and allow native plants some room to grow - enjoy a lovely spring hike while you're here.

    Things to note:

    • There are no washroom facilities at Five Points, so please plan accordingly.
    • This event involves hand pulling plants, which requires stooping or kneeling.
    • We will be walking through areas where we may encounter ticks. Be sure to check for ticks before leaving the site and once you get home. More info on ticks is available here.

    What to bring:

    • TTLT will provide work gloves and garbage bags, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
    • This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear, and good shoes. As well, bring along snacks and plenty of water.

    Please note: This event is weather dependent. In the case of any changes or cancellation, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.

    Photo: Payton Landsborough

    This event is generously funded by Stantec.

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11:00 AM · 20 rsvps
    Hawk Cliff Woods - south meadow in Union, ON, Canada

    Passport to Nature: Reptile and Amphibian Search

    With Paul Mikoda

    Herpetofauna, or herps for short, are reptiles and amphibians. In our region herps include frogs and toads, salamanders, snakes, turtles, and one lizard. These species are important members for a healthy ecosystem and are good indicators of water quality and habitat health. Come out for a hands-on exploration of herpetofauna with terrestrial ecologist Paul Mikoda. Learn how to identify species of amphibians and reptiles up close*, and what you and your family can do to protect them. Hawk Cliff Woods is located east of Port Stanley.

    *Please note: what we will see is dependent on willing wildlife participants. View these resources to complement/supplement what we might see.

    Registration is required and spaces are limited. Event may be subject to change or postponement due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Skip the registration limits by signing up as volunteer support for this (and other) Passport to Nature events here.

  • Saturday, June 01, 2024 at 10:00 AM
    Village Green - Wortley Rd at Elmwood Ave

    Volunteer Opportunity: Gathering on the Green

    Gathering on the Green Poster Come and be a part of TTLT's booth at Gathering on the Green hosted by the Old South Community Organization on Saturday, June 1st! It's a fantastic event filled with music, art, and community exhibitors for everyone to enjoy. Plus, it's an excellent opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community, showcasing TTLT's mission and contributions towards protecting nature.

    If you're interested in volunteering, please sign-up!

  • Thursday, June 06, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 36 rsvps
    UTRCA Watershed Conservation Centre in London, ON, Canada

    TTLT's 2024 Annual General Meeting

    POV from behind an audience of 60 people looking at a slideshow on a screenJoin members and supporters for TTLT’s annual meeting, where we make important decisions for the organization and have the opportunity to catchup with old friends and make new ones too! This will be a hybrid meeting, meaning you can join in-person or via Zoom. All are welcome to attend, but only members may vote and put forth motions.

    6:30 pm: Check-in
    7:00 pm: AGM Business
    8:00 pm: Social & Light Refreshments

    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) Package will be available at a later date. Check back here for updates.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2024 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Hawk Cliff Woods in Union, ON, Canada

    Passport to Nature: Forest Therapy Walk

    Forest scene in the summer; deciduous trees with green leaves; sloping ravine; Passport to Nature Logo in the top left corner; photography credit to John St. Pierre in the bottom left cornerWith Katie Jeresky

    Relax and reconnect with nature while enjoying a gentle, slow-paced forest therapy walk in beautiful Hawk Cliff Woods nature reserve. This walk provides opportunities to pause, explore, and discover new perspectives. A series of sensory-oriented invitations will nourish a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Take time to connect with the season, forest, wildflowers, and wildlife with forest therapy guide Katie Jeresky at Hawk Cliff Woods near Port Stanley.

    Registration is required and spaces are limited. Event may be subject to change or postponement due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2024 at 10:00 AM
    Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London, ON, Canada

    Volunteer Opportunity: Arts & Crafts Support

    Rainbow coffee filter and clothespin butterflies hanging is a treeFriends of the Medway Creek is hosting a family focused community event to bring awareness to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authorities' sub-watersheds and provide community members with an opportunity to learn about and interact with their local environment.

    TTLT will be attending this event and running a children's butterfly craft. Come volunteer talk with the community about the importance of butterflies and their ecosystems and help facilitate bringing these coffee filters and clothespins to life!

    Sign-up here!

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM · 3 rsvps
    Meadowlily Nature Preserve in London, ON, Canada

    Passport to Nature: Sounds of the Forest - Music and Poetry Reading

    Close up of an open book laying on the grassWith Penn Kemp, Katie Jeresky, and Luc Julian

    Listening to the breeze, birdsong, and a bubbling creek has many healing benefits. In the forest, each season and being sings its own song. Join us for Sounds of The Forest, a musical performance and poetry reading celebrating the blossoming of summer in Meadowlily Nature Preserve. Penn Kemp and Katie Jeresky will share their nature-inspired poetry, accompanied by cellist Luc Julian, as he transforms poetic words into a unique sound experience. Meadowlily Nature Preserve is in southeast London.

    Registration is required and spaces are limited. Event may be subject to change or postponement due to unforeseen circumstances.