Turtles are living dinosaurs. They have been around for millions of years, surviving whatever changes the world has thrown at them so far. However, all turtle species in Ontario are now considered to be at risk. Why is this happening now?
Turtle Guardians Level 1 is a family friendly webinar where you will learn all about turtles and how you can help them.
Learning objectives at the webinar include:
- How to identify all 8 species of turtles in Ontario
- What turtle nests and eggs look like
- How to help turtles across roads safely
- How to report your turtle sightings
- Fun turtle facts
This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP below to receive the link and instructions.
Snapping Turtle photo by Scott Gillingwater
We are so grateful to Turtles Guardians for providing guidance and resources for this event!
Thank you TD Friends of the Environment for providing funding for this project.
Saturday June 13, 1 pm
Discover more about bugs, butterflies and other insects with Stan Caveney, enthusiastic entomologist and naturalist, during this free webinar. This webinar is part of our second annual Passport to Nature series. Passport to Nature is a series of free events intended to engage our community in outdoor activities. Have a look at our Passport to Nature booklet here.
Please register at the bottom of this page.
If you cannot attend during the live viewing of the webinar, a video recording will be sent to all those who register.
Photos by Stan Caveney
This event is made possible by our generous sponsors.
North-South Environmental Inc. | Nicolucci Family Dentistry | Town & Country Mutual Insurance | Wendy Hinton RMT | Allegra Marketing & Print | Peggy Sattler MPP | Hyde Park Country & Feed Store | London Bicycle Cafe | Highbury North Pet Hospital | London Environmental Network | Nature London | Caradoc Dentistry | Lambeth Rod & Tackle | Hazel Sinclair - Royal LePage | Georgia Kortas - Little, Inglis, Price & Ewer LLP | Featherfields | Upper Thames River Conservation Authority | London Yarns | Wild Birds Unlimited | AGM Surveyors | St. Clair Conservation Authority
TTLT invites you to join us on June 17, 2020 at 6pm for our Annual General Meeting. Our AGM will be hosted in an online format this year.
Please click here to RSVP and receive details on how to join from your computer or other device, or by phone.
6:00pm - Introductions
6:15pm - “Bird-friendly buildings and communities in the Forest City”, presented by Brendon Samuels.
7:15pm - AGM Business Meeting
Please download and review these materials prior to the meeting. All current members are eligible to vote. You can become a member here. Not sure if you are a member? Contact email@example.com to find out.
- Agenda and motions
- AGM Minutes, May 22nd 2019
- Nominees for the Board of Directors
- [PDF] Audited Financial Statements, Dec. 31, 2019
Red Trillium photo by Stan Caveney
Please note that this event may be changed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following advice from health experts and political leaders and will continue to update event statuses as the situation evolves.
Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden this spring.
The Auzins Community Wildflower Garden at Hawk Cliff Woods is planted with all native perennial plants that are beautiful and hardy choices for landscaping. The garden serves as a demonstration site for native plant gardening as well as a source of seeds for interested community members who want to grow native plants for their own gardens.
Why native plants?
Native plants provide food and habitat for birds, insects, and other creatures while requiring less care in terms of watering, pesticides, and fertilizers, than exotic landscaping plants. Its a win-win for nature and gardeners alike.
How can you help?
We are looking for help with garden maintenance including weeding, cleaning up last year's plants, mulching, clearing the trail, and replanting as needed. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm, or stay the whole time.
What to bring
- This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, warm clothing, bug spray, and good shoes. As well, be sure to bring your lunch/snacks, and water.
- We will provide gardening gloves, knee pads, and tools, but feel free to bring your own equipment if you prefer.
- Spring at Hawk Cliff is a great time to see flowers, birds, and wildlife, so bring your binoculars, camera, and field guides.
Please note: this event is weather dependent. In the case of cancellations, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.
Butterfly photos (top) by Rebecca Launchbury. Butterflyweed photo (left) by Anita Caveney.
Event postponed until October 25th.
This event has been postponed from its original date to October 25th, 2020. This is due to precautions of the COVID-19 virus. Any tickets that have already been sold for this event will be honoured at the new event date. If you are wishing for a refund for your tickets you may contact the Aeolian Hall box office at 519.672.7950. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Enjoy an afternoon of great music and good friends at a magnificent historic venue on Sunday, October 25th!
Eco Folk 2019 is an annual benefit concert for the Thames Talbot Land Trust - held at London’s Aeolian Hall. The concert features noted Canadian artists Dayna Manning, Marty Kolls, Kevin's Bacon Train, Darren Powers and Brent Jones (see performers' bios below).
All proceeds go to the Thames Talbot Land Trust – a local environmental charity that protects and restores environmentally significant land in the London and surrounding region.
Tickets are $30 and are available at the Aeolian Hall box office or online here.
Doors open at 1:00pm. Matinee 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Eco Folk 2020 Performers
Singer/Songwriter – Producer – Author – Mentor
Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represents a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ‘60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna recently produced Trent Severn’s third album “Portage”, designed the Stratford Festival’s best selling 60th anniversary t-shirt, and just produced her latest album “Morning Light” with the help of Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin arranging for chamber orchestra. She recently penned her first book “Many Moons: Songwriter’s Memoir” which was released by Blue Moon Publishers in October 2019. In 2016 Dayna founded the “Folk Army”, a private music instruction academy in Stratford, Ontario. The Folk Army’s mission is to empower young girls to make a positive change in their communities through creativity, thoughtful performance and positive self-esteem.
Marty Kolls is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter based in London, Ontario. Crossing genres for over 25 years, Kolls has found her greatest inspiration from other female artists. Her newest video release, Play Too, pushes the message of individuality to the next generation. As an educator, mother-of-two and champion of the “female forward” movement, Kolls’ vocals capture the audience with intense raw lyrics and her powerful piano playing.
Kevin’s Bacon Train
Hailing from the Old East Village in London, Ontario, Kevin’s Bacon Train has been defined as “That band who plays the covers” or “Covergrass” by St. Regis Tavern Regular and Kevin’s Bacon Train Superfan Rudbal Kelly. Members Marty Kolls, Mark Schram, Paul Aitken, Jordan Blake, and Andrew Fleet blend fun and musical virtuosity to create a unique performance experience. From The Our Street Festival, to Aeolian Hall, to in front of that alleyway across from the Movie Theatre in Forest, Ontario, Kevin’s Bacon Train have been making people get up and dance with their upbeat bluegrass spin on the hits of the 80’s, 90’s and 20’s.
Singer/songwriter Darren Powers has been honing his skills of songcraft and performance with nearly 20 years of experience throughout his home region of Southern Ontario. His music captures the gritty spirit of classic Americana – grounded in truth and realism - exploring tales of loss and redemption with a raw sensitivity. 2020 marks the debut of Darren’s first album release – False Bravado - recorded at Quiet Earth Studios with the help of noted Canadian musicians and producers. The album will be officially launched Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Quiet Earth with a special immersive concert experience featuring a live multi-media album performance.
Singer/pianist/composer Brent Jones is a busy musical collaborator in his home region of South-Western Ontario contributing to the work of many artists both local and international through sessions, production, and performance. He runs Quiet Earth Studios on a heritage farm, just outside London, Ontario and is co-founder of the Back To The Garden Music and Arts Festival. Jones’s work focuses on building sustainable creative communities – combining artistic expression and natural systems - to help teach, heal, and celebrate the human experience.
Poster designed by Breck Campbell and Barbara Ellen for Lyrical Design at www.lyrical.design