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West Elgin Nature Club
Programs -2006

Meetings held at the west elgin senior elementary school January to april--september to november Third thursday of the month Time--8: 00 p.m.

JAN. 19 

ANNUAL MEETING  -Video on Loons

FEB. 16 ELGIN LANDSCAPE STRATEGY—Mark Emery-ECSC Co-coordinator    Intro-B.  Reive  Thanks-J. Reive
FEB 18  BIRD BOX BUILDING—At the shop of Ken Wilton—1:30 p.m.
MAR 18 WENC-- 60TH ANNIVERSARY
ST.  MARY’S PARISH HALL—WEST LORNE, 7:30 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER—ETHAN MELEG “The Passion of Nature Photography”
APRIL 20  CAMPING IN BOTSWANA—SUZANNA SOUTHON
Intro-M. Hulls  Thanks-M. Prieksaitis
APRIL 23 WALK AND CLEAN-UP--WEST ELGIN NATURE RESERVE –24514 DOWNIE
Meet at the gate at 1:30 p.m.  Wiener Roast at the home of Joan and Ken Neil to follow after trail cleanup. Bring chair and food.
MAY 7  COMMUNITY SPRING NATURE WALK AT THE RESERVE—24514 Downie Line. All members of the general public are welcome. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the West Elgin Recreational Committee and the West Elgin Nature Club.
MAY 13    RONDEAU BIRDING TRIP. Meet at the Four Corners at 8 a.m. Bring lunch
MAY 19  OUTDOOR MEETING—AT CHRIS AND SANDRA LEYS.--24806 PIONEER LINE.
A walk will commence at 6:00 p.m.  A BBQ will start at 7:00 p.m.   BRING CHAIRS AND BINOCULARS.  Thanks  K. Reinke
JUNE 2, 3,4 FIELD TRIP TO THE CARDEN PLAIN
Contact person is Joanne Reive—768-1365
AUG 13 NATURE CLUB CANOE TRIP—Entry point to be determined. Picnic to follow at the Big Bend Park at 4:00 p.m.
SEPT. 21 NATIVE TREES—FOLKLORE AND MEDICINE—Brenda Gallagher, UTVCA
Intro—Ken Neil    Thanks—Joan Neil
SEPT. 23 WALK-FINGAL WILDLIFE AREA –3—5p.m.Bring a lunch and stay for the stars.
OCT. 19 PERMACULTURE IN NICARAGUA—Mary Simpson
Intro—Betty Simpson.  Thanks—Margery Davis
NOV 16   A GEOLOGY PRESENTATION---Prof. William Fife, U.W.O.
                                Intro—Kee Dewdney   Thanks—Bob Davis
DEC. 27

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT AND POT LUCK SUPPER
GUEST SPEAKER—LORNE SPICER
Intro—Bill Prieksaitis