Saturday, October 24, 2009
All members are invited to join us for a continental breakfast to learn firsthand about the organization's activities over the last year. The Conservationist of the Year Award will be announced at this time. Take this opportunity to meet with members of the board to discuss past and future projects.
This year we are delighted to have Conservancy members Tracey and Roger Gaudette of Island Gold join us for the meeting. They will discuss their beekeeping activities on Grosse Ile, honey production and the decline of the honeybees.
10:15 – Welcome & Introductions (Liz Hugel / President)
10:20 - State of the Conservancy and Awards (Hugel)
10:35 - Election of Board of Directors (Pat Selby / Nominations Chair)
10:45 - Guest Presentation (Gaudette / Island Gold)
11:15 - Committee Reports & Informal Discussions (All)
Non-members are also welcome to attend this meeting, learn more about the Conservancy and sign up for membership.
We look forward to seeing you there!
It's almost time to start planning for next year's events. We hosted birds of prey in 2008, reptiles and butterflies in 2009, so what'll we do for 2010??? No matter what, we will again sponsor another Nature & Wildlife Photo Contest. So if you're in high school or middle school, I hope you've been taking pictures this summer and fall. Click here to see the 2009 winners.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
This year we will kick start the event with a R.E.P.T.I.L.E. presentation by Michael Brophy. If you're an adult and comfortable with the idea, you'll have an opportunity to volunteer to assist with holding these creatures. For the rest of you, those who might be a little squeamish about snakes and lizards, or let's say for those whose preference in nature's beauty leans to the fluttering instead of the slithering - we'll also have an exhibit on BUTTERFLIES available all afternoon. Jed Bromefield, the "Butterfly Man", will have lots of specimens from the different life stages, some living, to capture your attention and interest.
As in years past, we'll have guided nature walks in the Centennial Farm Woods, a number of displays and games with prizes for the kids. Our "Re-Use" Table this year will be a toy exchange. Children should bring a gently used, clean toy that they can exchange for another.
Also new this year will be our first Nature & Wildlife Photo Contest for Middle & High School students. We'll have a judge pick a "Best in Show" winner and perhaps a few Honorable Mentions if the turnout and quality is high enough. Hopefully we'll have a nice display of entries and you'll be able to take a few minutes from 1 -3 pm to vote for the "People's Choice" award winner. Click here for the entry form and instructions