Species of the Month May 2021: Bats

Species of the Month, May 2021: Bats
by Mary Gartshore
Bats are the only mammal species that can fly.
According to the fossil record, bats have been capable of flight for about 52 million years.  Bats belong to the mammalian order Chiroptera with over 1400 recognized species – the second-largest

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Species of the Month, April 2021: Yellow-Spotted Salamanders

Species of the Month, April 2021: Yellow-Spotted Salamanders
by Mary Gartshore
Salamanders dance but don’t sing.
Four species of large mole salamanders occur in the Carolinian Zone of Ontario.  These are Small-mouthed Salamander on Pelee Island and Blue-spotted, Jefferson and Yellow-spotted Salamanders on the mainland including Norfolk County.  Cross-breeding and

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Species of the month, February 2021: Pignut Hickory

Species of the month, February 2021:
Pignut Hickory, Carya glabra
by Mary Gartshore
Canada’s four hickory species occur in Norfolk County: Bitternut, Shagbark, Pignut and
Shellbark. The uncommon Pignut or Red Hickory (Carya glabra) often goes unnoticed in our landscape but can occur as a majestic lawn tree with the

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Species of the month, December 2020: Mustard Sallow

Species of the month, December 2020:
Mustard Sallow, Pyreferra hesperidago
by Mary Gartshore
The Mustard Sallow (Pyreferra hesperidago) is one of several moths that are active during late fall, winter and early spring.  On warm nights (15 C and above) they forage on sap and rotten fruit.  They use these

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This page features media releases and stories about LPBLT projects and events.

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Delhi Students Protect Local Wetland

(Port Rowan, ON) – On Monday October 16th, grade 9 students from Delhi District Secondary School visited Long Point Basin Land Trust’s Delhi Wetland Nature Reserve for an outdoor class trip to see interactions in nature first-hand. Nearing the end of their time at the property, Ms. Sawyer’s class held

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Monarch Tagging

On Saturday September 16th, Long Point Basin Land Trust held their second annual Monarch Madness event at the Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve. With unusual temperatures preceding the event, not many Monarchs were fluttering around for event attendees to tag.
The tagging process helps with research and conservation of

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Blitzers find plenty at Pond Nature Reserve BioBlitz

Long Point Basin Land Trust’s first BioBlitz event was a big success
(Port Rowan, ON) Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT)’s first BioBlitz was held on August 12th at the Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve. Six experts donated their time and knowledge to inventory trees, plants, butterflies and other pollinators,

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LPBLT featured in Norfolk News!

Local newspaper features an article about snakes and reptiles in the Long Point Basin, and how they need our help.
Check out the great story here!

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Participants learn about local butterflies in workshop

On Saturday June 10th, Long Point Basin Land Trust hosted a butterfly workshop led by local ecologist Adam Timpf. Participants learned about the various butterfly species living in Norfolk County, general identification techniques, what plants or flowers attract certain species, and about butterfly conservation and research efforts happening in Norfolk

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