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Page history last edited by Ron Prickett 1 year, 4 months ago

 

 

What's New

  

Please report any outdated or inaccurate information on this or any other page to ron_prickett@yahoo.ca.

 

Ron Prickett is now the administrator of the Soo Nats Website.  Please address any questions or suggestions to him.  There are several people from the Executive who are responsible for certain pages on the website: <Chuck Miller- Programs,  Val Walker- Outings,  Jerry Kroetsch- Executive Minutes, Carter Dorscht- Bird sightings>.

 

Ontario Nature's Blog

 

Check it out and join for information about new and timely environmental issues. https://ontarionature.org/blog

 

 

Environment Commissioner's "Back to Basics" Report

 

For a webinar look at the Commissioner's report go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neIoWLl4tQs.

 

Ontario Nature’s latest issue of Loon Call is now on line. (Dec 17, 2018)

 

The Winter Issue of ON Nature, Ontario Nature's quarterly magazine, is now available on line. (Dec 14, 2018)

 

President Ron Prickett suggests that Sault Naturalists protest the Ontario Government’s Plan to eliminate the position of Environmental Commissioner and allow virtually unlimited hunting of Double Crested Cormorants. (Dec 10, 2018)

 

Michigan Audubon's December E-news is now on line. (Dec 10, 2018)

 

Learn the Signature Rhythms of some drumming woodpeckers. (Dec 8, 2018)

 

 Enjoy observing some amazing Bird Behavior in these Audubon award-winning photos. (Sep 13, 2018)

 

The Audubon Society has an article about the mystery of Hummingbird Origins. (Aug 11, 2018)

 

According to Ontario Nature, all eight of Ontario’s Turtle Species are now at risk. (May 28, 2018)

 

Learn how you can help climate-threatened bird species with Audubon's new Bird and Climate Change community science program. (May 16, 2018)

 

The Audubon Society tells you how to use Native Plants to attract birds to your yard, and Michigan Audubon’s May e-News describes how to create Bird-Friendly Habitat. (May 5, 2018)

 

Learn why Woodpeckers drum on trees and listen in on some of the drummers. (Apr 11, 2018)

 

 Ontario Nature tells how you can help make your city a Bee City that protects Ontario’s native pollinators. (Feb 2, 2018)

 

The Audubon Society offers Five Tips for Finding Northern Saw-whet Owls. (Jan 30, 2018) 

 

What’s that BIrd at your Suet Feeder? The Audubon Society may have the answer. (Jan 21, 2018)

 

The Audubon Society has provided A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Bird Tracks in Snow. (Jan 20, 2018)

 

Annie Belair of the Canadian Wildlife Federation has provided the impressive results of BioBlitz Canada 150. (Jan 20, 2018)

 

Ontario Nature wants the governments of Ontario and Canada to meet an International Commitment to protect at least 17 percent of Canada’s lands and inland waters by 2020, and is asking for your support. (Jan 17,2018)

 

Go to Flickr to see photo albums from selected Sault Naturalists outings in 2018 and previous years. Click on an album to open it, click on the first photo to display it, and navigate through the album using the arrow to the right of the photos. Click on “Back to album” and “Back to albums list” to get to the next album. Albums can also be accessed from links in the Photo Gallery. (Jan 6, 2018 update)

 

 The results are out from the 2017 SSM Christmas Bird Count (Dec 27, 2017)

 

 Watch this remarkable YouTube video about the birds of Alaska's Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. (Sep 4, 2017)

 

Ontario Nature’s blog tells how you can Help Turtles Cross the Road. (May 29, 2017)

 

Ontario Nature tells you how to grow Native Plants to help protect pollinators. (May 22, 2017)

 

Ontario Nature has provided a Guide to its updated Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app. (May 22, 2017)

 

  Ontario Nature has a blog post describing six ways you can help Migrating Birds. (Nov 4, 2016)

 

 Subscribe to Michigan Audubon’s eNews for information about upcoming events, volunteering opportunities, birds, and more. (Oct 7, 2016)

 

The Audubon Society offers "Ten Tips for Photographing Birds." (Aug 30, 2016)

 

You can contribute to scientific research by reporting species sightings, surveying water quality, and more with the help of Ontario Nature’s new Directory of Ontario Citizen Science.  (Jul 15, 2016)

 

Ontario Nature’s blog describes some simple Window Treatments to stop bird strikes. (Jun 17, 2016)

 

Val Walker is now administering the Sault Naturalists Flickr Site, so contact her at valwalker8@yahoo.ca if you're interested in submitting digital photos for posting on the website. (May 3, 2016)

 

As a result of a suggestion by Val Walker, there is now a Get Involved page on this website. Go there to read about opportunities for training, volunteering, and participating in various outdoor activities. (Apr 20, 2016)

 

Learn more about the Red-necked Grebe, the Northern Saw-whet OwlSwans of MichiganGreen Birdsthe Mallard and Black DucksGreater and Lesser Scaup, the Bufflehead, the American Tree Sparrow, the Black Tern, the Woodpeckers of Michigan, the Great Horned Owl, the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, the Northern Cardinal, the Pine Siskin, the Red-breasted Nuthatch, the Wild Turkey, the Ring-necked Pheasant, the Bald EagleHalloween Birdsthe Orange-crowned Warbler, the Osprey, the Sandhill Crane, the Great EgretSwainson’s, Hermit, and Gray-cheeked ThrushesTerns, the Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs, the Buff-breasted and Semipalmated Sandpipers, the Northern Harrier, the Indigo Bunting, the Scarlet TanagerEastern BluebirdAmerican Goldfinch, the Peregrine FalconGrassland BirdsNesting BirdsHenslow's Sparrow, the Caspian Tern, the Blackburnian Warbler, Kirtland's Warbler, the Red-headed Woodpecker, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the Baltimore Oriolethe Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the Purple Martin, the Northern Saw-whet Owl, the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, the Red-winged Blackbird, the Northern Shrike, the Short-eared Owl, the Gray Jay, the Evening Grosbeak, the Common Merganser, the Northern Cardinal, and the Snowy Owl from Michigan Audubon’s Species Spotlight series. (Apr 6, 2016 update)

 Megan Rasmussen of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has provided information about and a link to the Strategic Plan for Ontario Fisheries. (Apr 5, 2016)

If you are a current member of the Sault Naturalists and are interested in contributing to this wiki, first request editing access as described under "Contributing to the Wiki" on the Front Page. Then go to the SandBox for a quick and easy tutorial on the use of editing tools and uploading images and files. Another page Contributing to the Wiki describes how to perform simple editing of wiki pages; use the editing toolbar; create links to wiki pages, web pages, and e-mail boxes; and upload files and images. (Mar 23, 2016 update)

 

Mark Oliver has provided a Butterfly Checklist and a list of Butterfly Websites that you can download. (Sep 13, 2015)

 

Val Walker suggests checking out these self-directed Geology Tours in Northern Ontario offered by Ontario Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada’s Geological Survey of Canada. The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines also has an informational website on geology in Ontario. (Apr 16, 2015)

 

Check out the website for the Beaver Island Birding Trail, which provides information about birding and birding-related events on the island(Apr 1, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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