Event: Spring Migrants in Backus Woods

07:30 AM
09:30 AM

Local naturalist, Mary Gartshore, will lead us on a leisurely hike in Backus Woods, which has over 80 breeding species, including 11 species at risk.

We’ll look and listen for Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Wood Thrush, Veery, Louisiana Waterthrush, Great–crested Flycatcher, Rose–breasted Grosbeak and more. With Mary as our hike leader, we know we are going to get lots of additional natural history lore!

Don’t forget your binoculars! Meet at the Backus Woods parking lot off 3rd Concession Road. Contact Len at 519-428-6796.


Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Simcoe Seniors Centre, Pond Street, in Simcoe. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Field Events

Various field outings are also planned throughout the year, and include trips to local conservation areas, bird banding, winter tree identification and much more. Field outings are free of charge.

Download the 2016-2017 Speaker and Field Outing Schedule.