Wye Marsh is excited to announce that we will be re-opening the trail system in a limited capacity at 9:00 am on June 1, 2020 but it needs our help more than ever during these difficult times
Our club has been a supporter of the Owl Foundation for many years. Every year as a thank you the Foundation gives us passes for 4 people to attend their annual open house. It’s time to get the bidding started in our auction for this valuable experience. Who wants to start it off with an opening bid of $50?
The Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists are cancelling their general meeting scheduled to be held at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre in Midland on Thursday May 21st 2020. The state of emergency in Ontario has been extended, organized gatherings of more than 5 people are still banned in the province and our venue the Wye Marsh, as a Federal Nature Reserve, is now closed by order of Environment Canada until further notice.
On the Environmental front
Ontario Nature, on behalf of itself & its affiliates has sent this letter to the Ontario Government defending the role of local conservation authorities in opposition to proposals made by the Ford administration. Read the letter.
While we all remain distracted by the Covid 19 crisis the Ontario government continues along an unsustainable, economy over the environment approach. Expansion of the Teedon Pit, a gravel quarry near Elmvale, which sits atop an aquifer bearing the cleanest water on Earth, continues with little notice or opposition. If you do only one thing today, please watch this short Youtube video.
Thanks to Kate Harries for reminding us all that nature needs our help.
The latest info we have is that all parks and recreation areas are now closed until the end of May. We’re pretty sure that will include the Wye Marsh so we do not have a venue for our May meeting. It also seems pretty clear that we are not at the point where it is once again safe to gather in groups. So consider the May meeting cancelled. The Tiny Marsh Bioblitz that was scheduled for June 20th is also cancelled. The organizers are trying to come up with some sort of virtual blitz to take its place. Stay tuned!
To study and
To protect and preserve wildlife
and the environment.
To stimulate public interest in,
and promote protection
and preservation of nature.
Who we are
The Midland Penetanguishene Field Naturalists Club (MPFNC) is one of the oldest affiliates of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. The objective of the Club is to promote public awareness of natural history, conservation and the environment. We feature lectures by expert naturalists on a range of fascinating topics at our monthly meetings. We also schedule outings (field trips) and nature study.
We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30 PM at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre No meeting in December, July or August. Our June meeting is held at Tiny Marsh.
For a printable shedule of meetings & events click: MPFN 2019 2020 Season Brochure
The MPFNC is involved in many projects in the area including the Christmas Bird Count as well as environmental and wildlife surveys, the Tiny Marsh BioBlitz and the Sweet Water Harvest at the Wye Marsh. The club also supports the Owl Foundation at the Christmas Bird Count Potluck Wrap-up at the Wye Marsh. This year we raised $300 for the Owl Foundation of Vineland through our famous Mystery Gift Not-So-Silent Auction.
Box 393, Midland ON L4R 4L1