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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Spring Gardening at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden

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    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.

    Garden.jpgHow 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.

  • Saturday, May 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Five Points Forest in Ingersoll, ON, Canada

    Garlic Mustard Extravaganza!

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    Join us on May 2nd at Five Points Forest as we blitz the Garlic Mustard and enjoy a barbecue lunch afterwards. Please RSVP at the bottom of this page.

    Why now?

    Our amazing neighbour and donor of Five Points Forest, Al, has been pulling Garlic Mustard throughout the property with help from TTLT volunteers for several years. The hard work is paying off as we're seeing a reduction in the Garlic Mustard population. This is a huge win for nature. It's extra important to keep pulling the Garlic Mustard over the next few years to keep the numbers low and allow native plants to recover. Your help at this critical time will have a big impact on nature! And we're making it easier than ever to help out.

    • Bus transport will be provided from London and Ingersoll (details TBD).
    • No experience necessary - all training provided
    • Work gloves and garbage bags will be provided

    Bonus! Those who participate in the pull will be invited to a Garlic Mustard Culinary Worskshop hosted by Growing Chefs! on Tuesday, May 5th. Learn how to use garlic mustard in your cooking and make use of this invasive plant.

    Who can help out?

    Anyone who is able to pull plants. They have short roots and are not difficult to pull out of the ground, but it does require bending/stooping. Families are welcome too!

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    What to expect at the event

    • Five Points Forest is a nature reserve with a mix of forest types and a small open/meadow area at the entrance. There is a trail network which you are welcome to explore. 
    • There will be a portable washroom on-site.
    • Garlic Mustard pulling takes you off-trail where there may be uneven terrain and/or muddy conditions. Volunteers will be able to pick from easier or more difficult spots and each group will be accompanied by a guide.
    • Volunteers will be treated to a barbecue lunch after the pulling.

    What should you bring

    • This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, water, and good shoes.
    • Spring in the forest is a great time to view plants, birds, and other wildlife. Bring your binoculars, field guides, and camera.

    Photographs by Kaitlin Richardson

  • Wednesday, May 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Spring Gardening at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden

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    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.

    Garden.jpgHow 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.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Spring Gardening at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden

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    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.

    Garden.jpgHow 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.

  • Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Spring Gardening at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden

    unnamed.jpg

    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.

    Garden.jpgHow 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.

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    Aeolian Hall in London, ON, Canada

    Eco Folk 2020

    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

    Dayna Manning

    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 

    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. 

    Darren Powers

    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.

    Brent Jones

    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