The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Forest Fair on Saturday October 15th at Lindsay Tract. The day begins at 9am with some great guest speakers followed by an afternoon of activities for families, kids and people of all ages! We will have hot apple cider, stations where you can explore some of the species found within the forests of the Bruce, face painting and much more! Come out and explore the forests of the Bruce!
October 15th 9 AM - 4 PM
You're needed: Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
This Ontario Nature event on October 1st is possible thanks to generous funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and is part of our Doors Open to Nature series, in celebration of Ontario Nature’s 85th Anniversary! For more details click below.
Support us: 2016 Raffle
With only 750 tickets printed and five great prizes your odds of winning a prize are excellent and your purchase will support Bayside Astronomy and improving water quality on the Northern Bruce so we have clean water to swim in free of algae and beaches free of invasive phragmites.
2 red section tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs Game courtesy of the Boychuks valued at $775
10 foot Perception Impulse Kayak-purchased with generous discount from Suntrail value $655.
3rd Prize -- framed Limited Edition print by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas valued at $550
4th prize -- star gazing for 6 at Quetican Observatory courtesy of Doug and Paula Cunningham valued at $240.
5th prize -- $100 gift certificate to Tobermory Brewing Co. Donated by Mike Warkentin and Elizabeth Murduff
Draw is November 17th 2016
Tickets are now available! If you don't have yours yet, call Mike at (416) 837-2959 or Elizabeth at (519) 377-5166
See the Lion's Head Video!
This video dramatically displays the natural beauty and grandeur of the Lion's Head Nature Reserve where the dramatic cliffs rise 70 metres above the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.
Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is pleased to announce a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $241,500 over three years to support its efforts to tackle soil erosion on agricultural land. The Association's ongoing work with farmers on the Northern Bruce Peninsula improves water quality and preserves fertility of fields by reducing sediment runoff that would otherwise enter streams and ultimately flow into Lake Huron or Georgian Bay
See the Greig's Caves Video!
See where the rugged slopes of the Niagara Escarpment lie hidden beneath a rich canopy of deciduous forest. Far above Georgian Bay's waters, caves have been sculpted by the waves of ancient seas
Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
Phragmites is one of Canada's most invasive plants and it has begun taking hold here on the Peninsula. Help us to fight it back! The summer over now, but for some the fun is just beginning.
Last winter, about 16 adventurers enjoyed a February snowshoe excursion through the forests and wetlands of Ira Lake. We learned about the ecology of winter including the SUB-NIVEAN environmnent. Thanks to the local "Phrag Fighters" who came out to clip seed heads and enjoy chili in the bush, and Jenna and Gillian who helped Sean with the arrangements and acted as expert resource people.
See the Lindsay Tract Video!
Lindsay Tract is a special place where meandering trails reveal the treasures of Bruce Peninsula forests...
With funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association has been helping local waterfront property owners to naturalize their shorelines.
Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
The program for Bayside Astronomy next summer (2017) will run from July to Labour Day.
We plan to be at Lion's Head, Singing Sands, MIller's Family Camp
and Summerhouse Park.
The program starts around 9:00PM, and runs as long there are people interested in looking through the telescope, or just talking about the cosmos.
See more information on Facebook by clicking on the link below or logging in to Facebook and searching for darksky.astronomy
Hope to see you there next year!
Shoreline Stewardship Workshops
The first of several Shoreline Workshops was held in July 2015 and covered septic systems, gardening, stormwater management and living with wildlife. Funded through the Government of Canada's National Conservation Plan.
Workshops were also organized to increase understanding of septic system management.