huronfringefest

One of Canada's Premier Birding and Nature Festivals

HFBF HAPPENINGS – PART 5 – FAMILY TIME! AND MORE.

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New for 2015 – Parallel to our regular program we offered an new FAMILY WEEKEND PACKAGE that included Bird Banding, Birding 101, Afternoon Outdoor Adventures, Nest Box Building, Pond Exploration, Birds of Prey from Wild Ontario and a Campfire Program…all for the children. And it looks like they’re having a great time!

BINO BOY & ELYTRA GIRL – Andalynne & Richard Tofflemire – With Bino Boy’s binocular vision and Elytra Girl’s power of magnifying, the kids use their senses to discover what can be found in nature in an entertaining way!

Richard Tofflemire dons his giant binoculars to transform himself into BINO BOY!

Richard Tofflemire dons his giant binoculars to transform himself into BINO BOY!

Looking at the world through insect eyes…when he puts on Bino Boy's special glasses.

Looking at the world through insect eyes…when he puts on Bino Boy’s special glasses.

HAPPY CHICKADEE NEST BOXES BUILDERS. No carpentry skills required. 

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DAVE BREWER SET UP HIS NETS AND SPREAD SOME SEED TO ATTRACT BIRDS FOR HIS NEXT MORNING’S BIRD BANDING DEMONSTRATION. THIS WET AND HUNGRY CREATIVE WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.

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KERRY JARVIS SENT IN THIS NOTE ABOUT SCOTT TAYLOR’S  BIRDING AND BOTANY HIKE AT INVERHURON PROVINCIAL PARK

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Scott is holding a water snake. Scott grew up in this area as a boy and is now working with Cornell University Ornithology. This interesting thing is that his dad, Bob Taylor was on the hike. It was nice to see father and son on an outing.

Scott and participants use Newcombe’s book to identify a plant.

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KERRY JARVIS ALSO CONDUCTED TWO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS DURING THE FESTIVAL. HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF HIS PARTICIPANTS PRACTICING THIER NEWLY LEARNED TIPS AND TECHNIQUES IN THE FIELD.

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 Landscape Photography along Southampton Beach

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“Landscape Photographyis a new photo workshop where we made 7 stops from the park to Southampton exploring and photographing the theme of water, nature and man’s intervention with nature. 

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Photographing the MacGregor Point shoreline was a new photo workshop at this year’s festival led by Kerry Jarvis. Participants had an opportunity to photograph the unique, rugged shoreline.

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“You really don’t need to travel the world to see beauty, its all here at MacGregor,” explained one enthusiastic photographer. 

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