Join us on an Eco-Adventure
Immerse yourself in the wonders of winter in a World Biosphere Reserve. Snowshoe along the Niagara Escarpment to explore ice-swept cliffs and caves, gaze upon star-studded skies with local astronomers, and learn about winter ecology and traditional survival skills on expeditions with like-minded people.
WINTER WILDERNESS ECO-ADVENTURES
See the Lion's Head Video!
This video dramatically displays the natural beauty and grandeur of the Lion's Head Nature Reserve where the cliffs rise 70 metres above the turquoise waters of 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
See the Lindsay Tract Video!
Lindsay Tract is a special place where meandering trails reveal the treasures of Bruce Peninsula forests...
2017 Raffle Winners!
The lucky winners were: First Prize: 2 Leafs Tickets for Montreal vs Toronto on Feb 25th – David Powell of Oakville, Ontario. David is a big Leafs fan and was pleased to support the Biosphere.
Second Prize: 10ft Perception Impulse Kayak – Doug Embleton of Embleton Auctions in Lions Head Ont. Doug was excited to win the kayak as he and his family had been looking for kayaks this summer. Third Prize: Limited Edition Print of Halfway Log Dump by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas – Holly Klassen of St. Edmunds Township (Johnsons Harbour Rd). Holly is a fan of Margarethe’s work and has seen it on local studio tours. The painting will look lovely over the fireplace in her cottage. See Mike Warkentin present the painting to Holly below. Fourth Prize: Evening of Stargazing for six at Quetican Observatory won by Jennifer Jones of Wiarton. Fifth Prize: Dinner for Two at Tobermory Brewing Co. won by Bob Dieleman of Woodstock Ont, who bought a ticket after running the marathon in Tobermory this summer.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for your support.
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association hosted its 2nd Annual Forest Fair on Saturday October 15th at Lindsay Tract. The day began at 9am with some great guest speakers followed by an afternoon of activities for families, kids and people of all ages! We had hot apple cider, stations where you could 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
Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
This Ontario Nature event on October 1st was 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.
Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association received 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
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.
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!
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.