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Nature Sketching

On this outing you will learn how to draw birds in the field. In today's digital photography age, it has become too easy to snap a picture of a bird without really looking at it. A trip for artists and non-artists alike, you will learn how to appreciate the birds you see by putting your observations on paper and become a better birder by noticing details you may have missed before.


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Time: 5pm-7:30pm

Date: September 13, 2020

Meeting place: Beach 1 parking lot

Effort rating: 1

Cost: $45.00/per (HST included)

Leader: Andrea Kingsley

Notes: Bring paper, pencil, binoculars (if you have them), something to sit on (towel or blanket), water and proper sun protection.  

Note: Provincial Park pass is needed (day pass can be purchased at the gate)

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General field trip information

Field trips have various effort levels. Please check the specific trip information for effort ranking.

Physical Requirements: 

See individual field trip descriptions for difficulty levels according to the following rankings:


1 – Largely flat terrain mostly on established trails, maybe with some moderate slopes; distances up to three kilometres.

2 – Generally flat terrain mostly on established trails with moderate slopes; distances up to five kilometres.

3 – Moderate to steep slopes for some long stretches mainly on established trails; distances up to five kilometres.



Nature does not stop in the rain and neither do we. All our trips run rain or shine. If severe weather is predicted, we will notify you if we need to reschedule.



Southern Ontario is one of the safest places in the world for outdoor exploration; however, ticks that carry Lyme Disease are present throughout southern Ontario. Biting insects are mostly present in late spring and early summer. Bring your own bug repellent and wear appropriate clothing. Long pants with socks over the cuffs and insect repellent are effective measures to deter ticks. Lighter-coloured clothing seems to attract insects less. Long sleeve pants and shirts and insect repellent help mitigate their affects. Poison Ivy is common in some habitats. Wear long pants and socks to prevent accidentally brushing against plants if particularly sensitive to the plant.



Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress according to weather conditions, bearing in mind it’s frequently cooler by the lakeshore in spring. Individual field trip descriptions will include any additional specific recommendations. 



Bring water and any food you may need during the trip.



In most cases, we will travel on foot from the meeting place. If transportation is required during the trip, it will be by personal vehicles. 



Bring your binoculars, camera, and spotting scope. If anyone needs binoculars, We have a small number of binoculars available for rent at $10.00/day. We welcome photography, even though our outings are not photography-focused (unless otherwise noted).



Transportation and related costs, food and drinks, park fees, accommodations

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