Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

February 5 – 2005 Owling trip to Amherst Island

Submitted by: Cliff Bennett,
Jan. 20, 2005

An outing with the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists

For all members and families and friends.

Leader: Chris Grooms, Ontario Nature co-ordinator for Eastern Region.

(Rideau Valley Field Naturalists are also invited to join us but will make own arrangements to get there) .

When: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005

Car pooling at Petro Can Station, Almonte,  for leaving 8:00 A.M.sharp to catch the 10:30 ferry sailing.  

Return sailing, 4:00 P.M. for return home by 6:00 P.M.  

If Petro Can is not convenient, please call to make other arrangements.

Please register in advance by calling Cliff Bennett at 256-5013 or email

Amherst Island is west of Kingston and is a favourite spot for at least six species of owls plus many other bird species.

Bring a lunch and a hot thermos.

Cost: The price of the ferry trip ($5) and sharing with gas.

In case of poor weather, alternative date is Sat. Feb. 12. If in doubt, call Cliff before 7:40 A.M.

Call Cliff for any other details

Dress warmly as we will be away from cars for some of time.