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2015 Trivia Night

TriviaNight

Join us for 4th annual trivia night!

Saturday March 21st, 2015

Trivia night to be held at :

Heartland Forest Nature Center
8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0L5

From 6:00 – 10:00pm
Trivia starts at 7:00pm ­

During the event a silent auction, 50/50 draw and balloon pop and of course PRIZES FOR THE WINNING TEAM! You will also be able to buy bonus questions or an answer. Bribes are strongly encouraged as all money goes towards supporting the Niagara Land Trust!

The night will challenge you and your team in various categories such as: fact or fiction, name that tune, silver screen, science, math, the environment and many others!

Table cost is $160 (8 person tables) or $20 per person. Individuals without a team will be matched at the event. Entry includes table snacks and pizza meal. Cash bar available.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Niagara Land Trusts and its current goal of conserving the natural heritage of the Niagara Peninsula today and for future generations.

For more information or to register contact Kevin McIsaac: 905-932-8938 or kmcisaac.nlt@live.com

TriviaNight

Thank you to all who helped Support Botany & Birding Event

Organizers were relieved when light morning rains ended early Saturday and mother nature cooperated for the remainder of the Niagara Land Trust’s Botany and Birding on the Beach event at Windmill Point. Day guests began to arrive shortly before 9 AM while the overnight guests were still enjoying their breakfast cooked by Niagara Land Trust Director Tom Staton and host Kevin Rung.

Shortly after 9 AM expert birder Marcie Jacklin began the day’s outings by leading everyone out onto the Windmill Point shoreline of Lake Erie. The very first birds spotted were a pair of eagles flying high over the cottage. Other noteworthy species of birds listed during the day included red tail hawk, belted kingfisher, yellow-shafted flicker, semipalmated plover, killdeer, great blue heron, and a late great egret. A few migrating warblers were heard. The highlight of the bird tour was an eye-level flyby of a mature bald eagle, close enough for some participants to snap photos.

photo by Mary-lee Sampson

photo by Mary-lee Sampson

Returning to the cottage, everyone enjoyed a lunch of fresh perch and fries catered by Kristine of By the Water Café. Albert Garofalo, the botany leader arrived, and participants were car pooled to the starting location for our afternoon hike. On the way a quick stop was made to photograph a rare and showy stand of bottled gentian.

Noteworthy species listed during the botany trip included spice bush, turtlehead, lizards tail, and the prickly pear cactus. The group found a giant swallowtail caterpillar on a provincial rare hop tree and was later surprised and delighted to see an adult giant swallowtail butterfly gliding through the forest.

Arriving back at the cottage around 4 PM, the day’s participants were thanked for their support of the Niagara Land Trust and told all funds raised during the event would go towards the acquisition of a property to be conserved in Niagara. Before overnight guests began getting ready for the gala dinner, they were surprised to learn they would be joined by a very interesting couple from California. This couple are both professional canoe paddlers, one of whom has won an Olympic medal.

Land Trust Board members Don Campbell, Paul Robertson and Tim Seburn, as well as Carla Carlson of Niagara Nature Tours, who supported the weekend event joined the group for Saturday’s candlelight dinner. Dinner was again catered by By the Water Café. Host Kevin Rung and his wife Elizabeth did a wonderful job entertaining guests.

The Niagara Land Trust would like to thank all those who supported this event including Mary-lee Sampson Photography from St. Catharines, Harbour Estates Winery, Kacaba Vineyards & Winery, The Grand Oak Culinary Market, Niagara Nature Tours, Marcie Jacklin, Albert Garofalo and especially the Rung family for making their wonderful historic cottage on Windmill Point available for this event.

Botany & Birding on the Beach Sept 2104

Spring Ephemeral Tour of Point Abino

  Spring Ephemeral Tour Point Abino, April 25, 2014

Picture above are some of the hardy souls who braved the Niagara Land Trust Spring Ephemeral Tour of Point Abino. The flower treat of the day was the blue-tinged blood root. Perhaps the flowers were cold 🙂 ? The big bird discovered was a prairie warbler doing his distintive ascending slurred call from high in the forest canopy. Many old growth trees and a much younger lighthouse were big treats.The Niagara Land Trust would like to thank the Point Abino Association and Cam Williams for granting access and helping to arrange this outing, Albert Garofalo, our botany guide, Marcie Jacklin, our birding guide, South Coast restaurant in Crystal Beach for a great lunch, Bill Reid for granting permission to use his photo, and to all our friends and supporters who joined us on this outing.

Botany and Birding on the Beach May Long Weekend

PrintVictoria Day
Long Weekend
May 16TH, 17TH & 18TH



Local naturalists would like to welcome you to an original 1917 Arts and Crafts Colonial Bungalow at Windmill Point Cove in Ridgeway, on Lake Erie. We are offering two packages to choose from.

Package 1: Botany & Birding on the Beach and Gourmet Luncheon for $55.00 (Saturday, May 17).

Package 2: Two nights accommodation in this private cottage, gourmet breakfasts, lunch and gala candlelight dinner, with the chance to spend time with some of Niagara’s top naturalists. Register now for this unique opportunity of Botany & Birding on the Beach, starting at $190.00 per person, double occupancy and $205.00 for a single (Friday and Saturday evening).

 

This is a fundraiser in support of the Niagara Land Trust, we are taking registrations for both packages now, but book soon as space is limited.

To register please call Niagara Nature Tours at 905-562-3746 or info@niagaranaturetours.ca
For further details go to www.niagaranaturetours.ca

Spring Ephemerals of Point Abino

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Can’t wait for Spring? Come visit Point Abino on Saturday morning April 26th to help welcome back our Spring wildflowers and migratory song birds. This is a unique one-time only opportunity to access this private woodland dune forest located by the lighthouse at Point Abino. The tour will be led by Niagara botanist Albert Garofalo and bird expert Marcia Jacklin. Your $25 sign-up fee goes entirely to the Niagara Land Trust, a charity dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of Niagara for future generations to enjoy.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

To register you can contact us by email at info@niagaralandtrust.com or by calling 289-599-8320. Please include in your message your name and phone number or email at which you can be reached.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT

Join us at our Trivia Night Saturday, March 1st, 2014! 

Trivia Night 2014

Join us for an evening of fun and trivia!

Trivia night to be held at :

Heartland Forest Nature Center
8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0L5

From 6:00 – 10:00pm
Trivia starts at 7:00pm ­

During the event a silent auction, 50/50 draw and contests will be occurring; as well as opportunities to win door prizes and of course PRIZES FOR THE WINNING TEAM!

The night will challenge you and your team in various categories such as: fact or fiction, name that tune, silver screen, science, math, the environment and many others!

Table cost is $160 (8 person tables) or $20 per person. Individuals without a team will be matched at the event. Entry includes table snacks and pizza meal. Cash bar available.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Niagara Land Trusts and its current goal of conserving the natural heritage of the Niagara Peninsula today and for future generations. Our current goal is the purchase of the Canby property in Wainfleet.

For more information or to register contact Kevin McIsaac: 905-932-8938 or kmcisaac.nlt@live.com

Download our PDF for more information. 

 

EVERYONE IS INVITED to the Niagara Land Trust’s Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for members and supporters of the Niagara Land Trust is scheduled for January 22nd, 2014 at 6 PM the North Pelham Youth Association Hall on 1718 Maple Road, Pelham, Ontario. The hall is on the section of Maple Road between Tice and Metlar.

This is a potluck dinner. If your last name begins with a letter from M to Z please consider bring a main dish, otherwise please consider bringing a dessert or side dish. Please bring your own plate, cutlery, and a cup. Drinks will be provided.

Members will be receiving a formal invite by email. Hope the see everyone there!

North Pelham Community Centre

Thanks to All Who Helped Make Birding & Botany on the Beach a Successful Event

In spite of a windy & rainy Saturday, the Birding & Botany Event went ahead as scheduled. In the morning Marcie Jacklin led a tour to some of the birding hot spots in the immediate area. Returing to the Windmill Point cottage for lunch, we found it was just big enough to accommodate the 22 participants indoors as the rain begain. While we waited for the rain to end, Albert Garofalo presented a slide show of his findings from his study of the Niagara section of the Lake Erie coast. The rain ended late in the afternoon and Albert took guests to see some of the interesting plant life in the area.

By the Water Cafe of Port Colborne catered a wonderful lunch as well as a great dinner for the overnight guests. Thanks to Harbour Estates and Calamus Wineries for some great wine and Lake Land Meats for some wonderful local grape juice. Until late in the evening there was interesting conversation around a warm hearth. The architure of this cottage with its setting on this wild stretch of Windmill Point beach made for great ambiance. On Sunday morning Jason Moss, a Niagara chef, provided guests a breakfast to die for.

A big thank you to all who made this event a success, including participants, Carla Carlson from Niagara Nature Tours, and the Rung family. All money raised will go directly towards conserving land in Niagara.

Birding & Botany Participants Hunkered Down on the Porch at Windmill Point

photo credit Niagara Nature Tours

 

Botany & Birding on the Beach