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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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JUDITH JONES AND UNIQUE HABITATS

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If you want to learn about plants along the dunes at Inverhuron and check out a variety of habitats at MacGregor Point, make sure you sign up for UNIQUE HABITATS ALONG THE LAKE HURON SHORELINE taking place on Saturday, May 24 beginning at 8:30 AM.

Judith Jones, M.S., of Winter Spider Eco-Consulting, will lead you through an interesting day of discovery. You’ll see some rare and unusual species as well as some of the prettiest common ones.  Find out how thistles parachute, what makes a weed a weed, and the difference between sedges, grasses, and rushes.

Judith Jones, M.S., of Winter Spider Eco-Consulting

Judith Jones, M.S., of Winter Spider Eco-Consulting

Judith is an expert on dune ecology and many local species at risk. A biological consultant for 19 years, she works on both conservation and intelligent development and resource use.  Her work includes inventories of natural areas, surveys of vascular plants, birds, and wildlife, mapping of vegetation, and development of appropriately balanced management and conservation recommendations.  Judith has also been involved with surveys, recovery planning, and monitoring for more than 15 different Species-At-Risk (SAR).  She also works with several First Nations on protection of SAR on community lands. For the last 8 years she has been coordinating a group of Manitoulin volunteers who monitor endangered species.
HFBF is pleased to welcome Judith as a first-time event leader.



REGISTER NOW for Unique Habitats Along the Lake Huron Shoreline (A31),

http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org

Email: birdfest@rogers.com 

Photo by Mira Jones.

Taking notes. Photo by Mira Jones.

HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL – MAY 23 to MAY 26  & MAY 29 to JUNE 1

MacGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK – PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO

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