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Workshop: Wildflowers – Beyond the Field Guide @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Wildflowers - Beyond the Field Guide @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Develop your wildflower identification skills as we focus on the vast array of wildflowers in bloom at this time of year — including some more-difficult-to-ID species. In addition, we will discuss topics that are “beyond the field guide,” such as the meanings behind some of the Latin names, plus various strategies wildflowers use to get pollinated, disperse their seeds, and[...]
SOLD OUT! Workshop: Dragonflies and Damselflies @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Workshop: Dragonflies and Damselflies @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 pm
DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES* Learn about the fascinating biology and migration of some of the world’s most ancient flying animals: the dragonflies and damselflies! Join an Odonata expert for a whirlwind tour of these strikingly beautiful insects, and venture outdoors to learn some in-the-field identification while observing dragonflies and damselflies in their natural habitats. * Also offered as part of the[...]
Workshop: Bat ID and Survey Methods @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Workshop: Bat ID and Survey Methods @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
Learn about the only mammals that can fly, and discover how their incredible echo-location system works! The evening will begin with a presentation covering a wide variety of bat-related topics. The participants will then go out onto the Kortright Centre property to view live bats as they forage for insects overhead and will try to identify them using sophisticated audio[...]
Workshop: Butterflies of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Butterflies of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This workshop will give you a close-up look at these beauties of nature. Learn all about butterfly biology and identification, their amazing knack for mimicry and their role in our environment. Then go out and look for these incredible insects in the field. * Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level I. WORKSHOP DATE Saturday July[...]
Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This workshop will give you an up-close and personal look into the lives of these incredible insects. Learn all about bee biology and identification, their role in our environment, and the threats to their health. We will also tour the active hives and bee education centre at the Kortright Centre. Build a native bee habitat to take home! * Also[...]
Workshop: Introduction to Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in North America — and with a wide variety of birds living in our backyards, nearby parks and outdoor spaces, it’s easy to understand why. This workshop is a fun and educational introduction to birding, covering topics such as bird identification, bird anatomy, how to choose and use binoculars and where/when[...]
Workshop: Ferns and Grasses @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Ferns and Grasses @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This full-day session will be split between the study of ferns and grasses. Ferns are an ancient species of vascular plant. Their history long precedes seed plants and they rely on minute spores to reproduce. Learn the biology, habitat requirements and characteristics of ferns necessary to identify them in the field. Grasses are an abundant species in ecosystems throughout Ontario.[...]
Workshop: Birding Tour of Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Birding Tour of Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Join us for a day exploring the Kortright Centre property. The Kortright Centre is a local hotspot for bird activity. In addition to our resident bird species, we’ll watch for fall migrants, including warblers and other songbirds and raptors. Binoculars will be available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them. WORKSHOP DATE Sunday, September 15, 2019[...]
Workshop: Invertebrate Identification @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Invertebrate Identification @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Invertebrates make up about 97% of the world’s species — and yet they seem to attract the least attention from naturalists. This session will move beyond “charismatic” invertebrate species and delve deeper into their world. There are approximately 30 phyla of invertebrates, but for the purposes of this course we will focus on the Mollusca (snails, slugs, etc.), Annelida (earthworms,[...]
Workshop: Animal Tracking (Intermediate) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Animal Tracking (Intermediate) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Think you know what made that mark in the snow? Join us for a half-day workshop to learn to identify the tracks and sign of Ontario’s wildlife. PLEASE NOTE: Previous tracking experience or participation in our online Introduction to Mammal Tracking course is a prerequisite. ** Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II. WORKSHOP DATE[...]
Workshop: Fungi @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Fungi @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 pm
Fungi (mushrooms) have long been prized in the culinary world. Lesser known is their important ecological role as decomposers that recycle dead plants into nutrients used by other plant life. This module will look into the ecosystem role, biology and identification of these great decomposers. ** Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II. WORKSHOP DATE[...]
Workshop: Birds of Prey @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Workshop: Birds of Prey @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
Join Wild Ontario’s naturalists for an evening all about birds of prey! In the first part of this program we’ll cover the basics of biology, natural history and identification. Then meet some of Wild Ontario’s special (feathered) guests, up close and personal. Finally, head out for a walk on the trails as we try to hear, or maybe even see,[...]