Author Archives: Mark Whitcombe

Nature in ‘our back yard’ — for kids and more on Saturday September 9th

Come and discover nature in ‘our back yard’! Join us Saturday September 16th, from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. At the Mono Pollinator Garden, on the south side of Hockley Rd about 1km east of the intersection with highway 10 Discover pollinating insects, flowers, snails, birds — anything and everything!! A short FREE field trip for kids and adults We welcome kids from 3 years and up accompanied by a responsible adult. If your child uses cameras or binoculars ,you could bring your own — but we’ll be concentrating on direct observation and interpretation. See the natural world through the eyes and ears and perceptions of kids! For More Information, contact:

2023 CVC Butterfly Blitz is starting soon!

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 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 »

Nottawasaga Gems

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!