This message is from Laura Timms, a past Headwaters Nature speaker. She’s a Senior Specialist, Natural Heritage Management for Credit Valley Conservation, and is in charge of the annual CVC Butterfly Blitz. A number of our members have participated in this over the years.The 2023 CVC Butterfly Blitz is starting soon, running from May 6 – September 16. They’re starting earlier this year in the hopes that we all can spot more early spring butterflies, many of which are already flying. We’ll then meet for an in-person kickoff event on June 3rd. You can find out more about this fifth Butterfly Blitz at https://cvc.ca/butterfly-blitz/ and can register there via the enroll now button on the website. One of the early spring butterflies of special interest is the West Virginia White, a provincial species of Special Concern. They should be flying soon, and may be found in large areas of intact… Read more »
This talk by our very own Headwaters Nature member Ian Ockenden will inspire you to go out and explore natural areas within the Nottawasaga Watershed. This is our final speakers night of the season. At the meeting you will also be informed of some of the field trips that are coming up in the next few weeks. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday April 25th, 2023!
Dr. Sherri Cox is a wildlife veterinarian who works with sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in Canada. She helps train current and future wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians interested in wildlife medicine. From minimizing stress to providing enrichment, the welfare of native wildlife in wildlife rehabilitation settings is of the utmost importance. Dr. Cox is an executive officer of the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association and currently is the medical director of the National Wildlife Centre. She is an adjunct professor and teaches wildlife rehabilitation at the University of Guelph. National Wildlife Centre Wildlife Rescue: A Cry in the Wild Article Relocating polar bears: A first in Ontario Check out this interview article, Healing Power, in the current issue of In the Hills magazine where Dr. Cox talks about her work and her plans to create a major wildlife rehabilitation centre in Caledon.