Nature London undertakes a variety of projects to promote environmental awareness,
enhance habitat and protect natural areas. The club owns an 11-hectare
nature reserve near Delaware. Nature London members participate in the Christmas
Bird Count, the annual Butterfly Count and other initiatives which encourage
the study of local natural history.
Mailing Address: Box
24008, London ON N6H 5C4
London Nature Line: 519-457-4593
1. General Meetings – 6 per year, in Sept., Oct., Jan., Feb., Mar., and Apr.; usually on 3rd Friday of the month.
2. Field Trips – Numerous, especially in the spring and fall. Also, cooperative field trips with other field naturalist groups.
3. Birding Wing – Monthly meetings, in Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., and Mar., usually on 4th Friday. Butterflies and dragonflies may be featured occasionally.
4. The Cardinal – Magazine with scientific and anecdotal articles of local interest, book reviews, program schedules, annual bird and butterfly counts, etc. Four issues per year.
5. Nature Line – For bird and other nature sightings, and meeting information. Tel. 519-457-4593.
6. Awards Banquet – Held in November. Recognizes individuals or groups for significant contributions to the club or the cause of conservation.
7. Cedarcroft Nature Reserve – Nature London’s 11-ha property south of London. Open to members.
8. Environmentally Significant Areas – Nature London advocates for the preservation and protection of London’s Environmentally Significant Areas. It participated in the updating of the Westminster Ponds/Pond Mills Master Plan and the Sifton Bog Master Plan. It helps the City and UTRCA monitor the ESAs, and provides input for some ESA guideline documents.
9. Environmental monitoring and advocacy – Nature London closely monitors development projects for potential impacts on the natural environment. It also monitors issues affecting Komoka Provincial Park.
10. Christmas Bird Count – Annual; part of continent-wide survey. Followed by potluck supper.
11. Butterfly Count – In the Skunk’s Misery Forest area, usually on first Sunday in July. Followed by potluck supper.
12. Guide to Natural Areas of London and Vicinity – Lists areas open to the public. 4th edition published in 2007.
13. “Nature in the City” – In cooperation with the London Public Library, Nature London sponsors a 6-talk series in January and February at the Central Library.
14. W.E. Saunders Library and W.E. Saunders Children’s Library – Nature London contributes funds annually towards the purchase of books on natural history.
15. Donations – Nature London donates to various conservation projects e.g., Thames Talbot Land Trust’s fundraising campaigns and other campaigns.
16. London Advisory Committee for Heritage – A Nature London member advocates for natural heritage on this committee.
17. Urban League – A Nature London representative sits on the Board of this umbrella organization.
18. Middlesex County Woodlands Advisory Committee – A Nature London representative sits on this committee.
19. Middlesex Stewardship Council – A Nature London representative sits on this committee.
20. Ontario Nature – A Nature London representative sits on the Carolinian West regional committee. Nature London is one of about 140 member organizations of Ontario Nature (Federation of Ontario Naturalists).
21. Nature Canada – Nature London is affiliated nationally with Nature Canada (Canadian Nature Federation).
22. Thames Talbot Land Trust – Founded in 2000 by members of Nature London, which has a representative on the Trust.
23. Baillie Birdathon – Members participate in the Birdathon to raise money for Bird Studies Canada and Nature London.
24. Outreach – Some members present illustrated nature talks to community groups and/or lead field trips.