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Francophone or bilingual proofreaders wanted

The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas is looking for knowledgeable francophone or bilingual birders to proofread French translations of species accounts and make sure they are accurate and idiomatic. Each species account is about 500 words. All help will be acknowledged. If you can assist in this regard please contact Christian Artuso the Atlas coordinator at chartuso@gmail.com.

L'Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs du Manitoba est à la recherche d'observateurs d'expérience, francophone ou bilingue, pour faire la révision de la traduction en français des comptes rendus pour les espèces et s'assurer qu'elle est juste et idiomatique. Chaque texte compte environ 500 mots. Toute collaboration sera soulignée dans l'Atlas. Si vous êtes disposés à contribuer à cette tâche, veuillez contacter le responsable de l'Atlas, Christian Artuso à chartuso@gmail.com.


Snowshoe at MacSkimming

This winter, two weekend family snowshoeing programs will be offered at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre, Forest Edge Centre-3640 Highway #174:

Family Snowshoe and Animal Tracking
January 28th, 2017
10:30am to 1:00pm

Explore the snowy forest with your family on a guided snowshoe hike. Along the trails we will look and listen for signs of animals and stop for lunch around an outdoor fire. 4 km total distance will be covered. Snowshoes are provided or you can bring your own.

Hot dogs are provided. Fee is $15 per person.
Please bring water/hot drink, and a snack.

For more information or to register, please call the OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres at 613-833-2080


Snowshoe Under the Stars
February 25th, 2017
6-8:30pm

Experience the outdoors at night during a guided moonlit snowshoe and s'more cookout. The evening will begin with an introduction to snowshoeing before we head out onto the forest trail. 4 km total distance will be covered. Snowshoes are provided or you can bring your own. Adults and children welcome (best suited for those ages 8 and older, and must be accompanied by an adult). S'mores are provided. Fee is $15 per person.

Please bring a headlamp or flashlight, water/hot drink, and a snack.

For more information or to register, please call the OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres at 613-833-2080


Support a Private Nature Reserve application near Aylmer, Quebec

The Laidlaw family invites OFNC members to visit and explore their 122-acre farm property on the Ottawa River just west of Aylmer, Quebec. There is a maple-cedar forest on the shale escarpment of the river, a forest of old beech, maple and conifers at the north end of the property, a small creek, temporary ponds and two marsh areas, as well as fields and pastures.

Biologists are monitoring the site for the red-headed woodpecker and western chorus frog. Jamie Laidlaw is applying to have Quebec recognize this property as a Private Nature Reserve. Our interest, observations and photographs can help him describe natural features of the farm that warrant preservation and deserve protection from development pressures.

To learn more or to arrange a visit, please contact Jamie at 819-332-1705 or jamielaidlaw@videotron.ca.


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