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Upcoming Events

Keep up-to-date with events going on at TTLT

  • Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Tanager Tract

    Passport to Nature: Spring Birding

    Birds are the jewels of the woodland so come to see them at their best. Join skilled birder, Laure Neish, for a morning hike through the trees and woodland ponds of the Tanager Tract forest. The site should have a variety of colourful warblers and other spring migrants as well as songbirds that make this property their home. The event is easy walking with frequent stops. Bring binoculars, and a bird guide would be helpful.

    Registration is required.

    Registration and Directions available on Eventbrite

    View the Passport here

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Westminster Ponds Centre in London, ON, Canada

    Stewardship Workshop: Flowering Dogwood

    Dogwood_Jane_Bowles.jpgEastern Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), with it's beautiful white flowers, is an iconic Carolinian species. Unfortunately this small tree is under threat from a fungus called Dogwood Anthracnose, and is currently listed as Endangered in Ontario.

    On May 11th join TTLT for a workshop and help us inventory and monitor Eastern Flowering Dogwood at Beryl Ivey Woods. The event starts with an introductory presentation followed by a field trip to Beryl Ivey Woods. Transportation will be provided to and from the field site.

    Please register below to secure your spot!

    You're welcome to attend the presentation portion only - please let us know if that's the case.

    What to bring

    Come prepared for an outdoor, off-trail experience. TTLT will provide all necessary equipment.

    • Rubber boots and long pants (no shorts!) are a must. Long sleeves are recommended as you will be walking through shrubs. This event will take place rain or shine so come dressed for the weather.
    • Bring your lunch and plenty of water and snacks.
    • Bring your field guides, binoculars, and camera, if you have them. Beryl Ivey Woods is a beautiful spot for birding and botany.

    Please note there are no washroom facilities at the field site. This will be a rustic experience!

     

    Itinerary

    10am  Introductory presentation on Eastern Flowering Dogwood including the monitoring protocol

    11am Bus departs for Beryl Ivey Woods

    12pm Arrive on site. Split into teams and begin monitoring

    3pm Bus departs for Westminster Ponds Centre

    4pm Event ends

  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Joany's Woods

    Passport to Nature: Spring Wildflowers

     

    What blooms among the trilliums? Join Will Van Hemessen, botanist and ecologist, to learn about the beautiful array of spring wildflowers in wetlands and woodlands of Joany’s Woods, a scenic 150 ha. property along the Ausable River

    Registration is required and opens two months before the event.

    Registration and directions can be found on Eventbrite

    View the passport here

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Newport Forest

    Nature for Nurture - Bus trip to Newport Forest

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    Interested in getting outside in nature, green exercise, and helping the environment? Look no further! Nature for Nurture is a free program offered in partnership with CMHA Middlesex. It aims to improve the wellbeing of both people and the environment!

    This season, we'll be exploring some of London's many parks and natural spaces as well as visiting some of TTLT's natural properties for guided hikes (mood walks) and hands-on stewardship activities.

    Join us for this FREE visit to Newport Forest! Newport Forest lies along the Thames River near Wardsville, ON. The trail is medium difficulty with a few hills, and approximately 2km in length so we can take a gentle pace. Look forward to seeing the spring woodland flowers including bluebells. If time permits we will also learn about and pull invasive Garlic Mustard plants.

    When: May 14, 2019 at 9am - 2pm.

    Where: Newport Forest, 22130 Flemming Line, Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0. (If you want to meet us at Newport Forest, please contact us to let us know. We will be at Newport Forest from 10am - 1pm)

    Meeting place for the bus: Meet at the plaza on the corner of Wellington & Commissioners – beside East Side Mario’s
    387 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4P9. If taking the bus with us, please arrive at 9am to register. The bus will leave promptly at 9:15am. We will return back to East Side Mario's by 2pm.

    Spaces are limited so please RSVP below!

     

    About Nature for Nurture

    Nature for Nurture is hosted by Thames Talbot Land Trust and Canadian Mental Health Association - Middlesex. The program includes Mood Walks in London's natural spaces and bus trips to TTLT's nature properties. Participants enjoy the wellness benefits of exercising in nature, while also helping the environment through hands on stewardship activities. More information and program dates/locations available here.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 05:45 PM

    2019 AGM

    THAMES TALBOT LAND TRUST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    5:45 pm - Light Refreshments & Social

    6:30 pm - Annual General Meeting

    8:00 pm - Adjournment

     

    Once available, financial statements will be found here or from our office. Please call before visiting to ensure availability. 

    Please RSVP below

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Joany's Woods

    Nature for Nurture - Bus trip to Joany's Woods

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    Interested in getting outside in nature, green exercise, and helping the environment? Look no further! Nature for Nurture is a free program offered in partnership with CMHA Middlesex. It aims to improve the wellbeing of both people and the environment!

    This season, we'll be exploring some of London's many parks and natural spaces as well as visiting some of TTLT's natural properties for guided hikes (mood walks) and hands-on stewardship activities.

    Join us for this FREE visit to Joany's Woods! Joany's Woods lies along the Ausable River near Parkhill, ON. The trail is medium difficulty with some hills and just over 3km so we will take a moderate pace. We'll see some different habitats here including forests, plantations, meadows and wetlands.

    When: May 28, 2019 at 9am - 2pm.

    Where: Joany's Woods, 32549 Boothill Rd, Thedford, ON, N0M 2N0 (If you want to meet us at Joany's Woods, please contact us to let us know. We will be at Joany's Woods from 10am - 1pm)

    Meeting place for the bus: Meet at the plaza on the corner of Wellington & Commissioners – beside East Side Mario’s
    387 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4P9. If taking the bus with us, please arrive at 9am to register. The bus will leave promptly at 9:15am. We will return back to East Side Mario's by 2pm.

    Spaces are limited so please RSVP below!

     

    About Nature for Nurture

    Nature for Nurture is hosted by Thames Talbot Land Trust and Canadian Mental Health Association - Middlesex. The program includes Mood Walks in London's natural spaces and bus trips to TTLT's nature properties. Participants enjoy the wellness benefits of exercising in nature, while also helping the environment through hands on stewardship activities. More information and program dates/locations available here.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Westminster Ponds Centre in London, ON, Canada

    Stewardship Workshop: Invasive Plants

    On May 11th join TTLT for a workshop all about invasives. The event starts with an introductory presentation followed by a field trip. Learn about invasive species and help us manage them at Newport Forest. Transportation will be provided to and from the field site.

    Please register below to secure your spot!

    You're welcome to attend the presentation portion only - please let us know if that's the case.

    What to bring

    Come prepared for an outdoor, off-trail experience. TTLT will provide work gloves and all equipment.

    • Proper shoes (eg. hiking shoes, rubber boots) and long pants (no shorts!) are a must. This event will take place rain or shine so come prepared with rain gear, sunscreen etc.
    • The forest will be buggy at that time of year and you may encounter ticks - bring whatever insect repellent you need.
    • Bring your lunch and plenty of water and snacks.
    • Bring your field guides, binoculars, and camera, if you have them. Newport Forest is a beautiful spot for birding and botany.

    Please note there are no washroom facilities at the field site. This will be a rustic experience!

     

    Itinerary

    10am Presentation on invasive species

    11am Species spotlights: Garlic Mustard and Purple Loosestrife

    11:30am Bus departs for Newport Forest

    12:30pm Purple Loosestrife beetle monitoring

    1:30pm Guided hike and Garlic Mustard pulling

    3pm Bus departs for Westminster Ponds

    4pm: Event ends

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Hawk Cliff Woods

    Nature for Nurture - Bus trip to Hawk Cliff Woods

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    Interested in getting outside in nature, green exercise, and helping the environment? Look no further! Nature for Nurture is a free program offered in partnership with CMHA Middlesex. It aims to improve the wellbeing of both people and the environment!

    This season, we'll be exploring some of London's many parks and natural spaces as well as visiting some of TTLT's natural properties for guided hikes (mood walks) and hands-on stewardship activities.

    Join us for this FREE visit to Hawk Cliff Woods! Hawk Cliff Woods sits on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Stanley, ON. The trail is easy and about 2km for a gentle pace. We will walk in the meadow and through the woods, and finish up at the wildflower garden. We will then plant flowers in the garden and have a "focus group" discussion.

    When: May 28, 2019 at 9am - 2pm.

    Where: Hawk Cliff Woods, 4435 Hawk Cliff Road, Union, ON, N0L 2L0 (If you want to meet us at Hawk Cliff Woods, please contact us to let us know. We will be at Hawk Cliff Woods from approximately 10am - 1pm)

    Meeting place for the bus: Meet at the plaza on the corner of Wellington & Commissioners – beside East Side Mario’s
    387 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4P9. If taking the bus with us, please arrive at 9am to register. The bus will leave promptly at 9:15am. We will return back to East Side Mario's by 2pm.

    Spaces are limited so please RSVP below!

     

    About Nature for Nurture

    Nature for Nurture is hosted by Thames Talbot Land Trust and Canadian Mental Health Association - Middlesex. The program includes Mood Walks in London's natural spaces and bus trips to TTLT's nature properties. Participants enjoy the wellness benefits of exercising in nature, while also helping the environment through hands on stewardship activities. More information and program dates/locations available here.

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Wardsville Woods

    Passport to Nature: Spring Butterflies and Insects

    What just fluttered by? Discover more about amazing butterflies and insects from Stan Caveney, an enthusiastic entomologist and naturalist who will lead the hike through the meadows and ravine forest at Wardsville Woods. We will be walking through long grass where biting insects and ticks are possible and participants should take appropriate precautions.

    No nets are required as we will be using cameras and binoculars. Binoculars will be available to share and you might even learn some hints about photographing these beauties.

    Registration is requried and opens two months before the event.

    Registration can be found here

    Vew the Passport here

     

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM through June 23, 2019
    Meadowlily Nature Preserve

    Passport to Nature: Yoga in Nature

    Yoga has many benefits to the mind, body and soul. The same is true for our environment. So why not combine the two? Join Leigh Shand, Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Lifestyle Consultant, Holistic Practitioner and nature lover for a 60-minute yoga practice at either 10am OR 11:30am. Please bring your own mat, comfortable exercise clothing, and a reusable water bottle. No experience required. Namaste.

    Registration is required and opens two months before the event.

    Registration for the 10am class

    Registration for the 11:30am class

    View the Passport here