Beach Talk 2017 Update

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

We have wrapped up our first three Beach Talks of the season, making this an appropriate time to share what we have learned so far! Join us on Wednesday (July 12) to continue the conversation as we move from the depths of the lake to the sandy shore as Mark Wiercinski discusses Birds and Ecology Along Lake Huron Shore at …

Summer 2017 Update

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

As the Canada Day weekend festivities have come to an end and the usual summer beach days have begun, it seemed like an appropriate time to give an update on the birds we have had at the beach this summer. While there have been some ups and downs, we are very excited to have had a largely successful season so …

Canada Day Celebrations 2017!

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

What is it that makes Canada special? I’m sure we could list many things, including Canada’s incredibly rich and diverse social and cultural history. This Canada Day, we would also like to celebrate the amazing species that call Canada home. Join us this weekend on Sauble Beach to celebrate a fantastic Canadian migrant; the Piping Plover! Find volunteers on Sauble …

Plover Lovers Go to School!

Alicia Fortin Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

Last Monday (June 20), Plover Lovers took Todd Pover of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey to visit Amabel Sauble Community School. Todd’s presentations engaged students, and a trip to the beach allowed students to see the Piping Plover adults and their chicks in person! While on the beach, we also put up signs around the perimeters which were …

Ontario Field Ornithologists

Plover Lovers Committee Receives OFO Award

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach

During their annual convention on September 26, the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) awarded the Plover Lovers Committee an award “for their commitment to public education and citizen science towards the Piping Plovers, nesting at Sauble Beach”. There are 5 committee members in the group: Norah Toth (Chair), Catherine Dickison, Aubrey Ferguson, Lynne Richardson & Cheryl Ferguson. However; this program would …

2016 Sauble Beach Piping Plover Breeding Season Summary

Jenna Skinner Local News, Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Another Piping Plover breeding season has come to a close at Sauble Beach, with a disappointing outcome for the Plover Lovers volunteer group. Of 18 eggs laid in five nests, only 6 chicks hatched and none survived to fledging. Three of the five nests were lost before the hatch due to abandonment or high water. This year was particularly challenging …

Beach Talk Wrap-up: The Evolution of an Ecological Ethic

Jenna Skinner Plover Lovers Committee, Sauble Beach, Updates from the Beach

The Plover Lovers Beach Talk 2016 speaker series wrapped up earlier this month with a fascinating talk by David McLeish,┬árecently retired Lake Manager with the Upper Great Lakes Management Unit of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. David’s presentation went over┬áthe development of conservation ethics over the centuries along with the various schools of thought. He also addressed the …