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Natural History Presentation

June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 28, 2018

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Presenting: Natural History

In addition to all our other amazing summer events, Haliburton Forest offers a series of Natural History Presentations. Partnered with individuals as well as organisations, these 1-2 hour Tuesday night seminars will vary in themes. Topics may cover research being conducted at Haliburton Forest, natural landscapes and ecosystems, local flora and fauna, or even environmental concerns. All in all, these sessions are a great way to keep your gears turning throughout the summer months.

Cost: There is no charge for this event.

Prior to the presentation, grab a bite to eat at the Cookhouse Restaurant.  Camp or stay overnight and add some more education to your trip with a visit to the Wolf Centre. Make a mini-vacation of it and explore our extensive hiking/mountain biking trails.

For more information please call 1-800-631-2198 (Ext. Main Office) or email reservations@haliburtonforest.com 


June 26

Fish and Wildlife Research at Haliburton Forest

Students from Hocking College have been conducting fish and wildlife research in Haliburton Forest for over a decade. Come and learn about some of their results, and the methods and equipment they use to sample our forests, lakes, and rivers.

Ron Cass; Franklin Woitel; Homer Elliot; Students

Hocking College


July 3

Intro to Beekeeping and Native Bees in Haliburton Forest

Bees are small but hard-working insects that make it possible for many of our favourite foods to reach our tables. Over 300 bee species inhabit Ontario landscapes. Most notable is the honeybee; which is often used in pollination of our agricultural crops. Come out for an introduction to beekeeping, and learn about other native bees in the area.

Susan Frye

University of Toronto


July 10

Wild Cats of Ontario

The Canada lynx and the bobcat are two often confused, often misunderstood species that have been experiencing range shifts in recent decades. Come and learn about the natural history of these elusive cats (and a bit about cougars too!) as well as their ecology in Ontario.

Samantha Morin

Trent University


July 17

Black Bears in Haliburton Forest

Black bears are a culturally and ecologically important animal in our forests, and we must learn to live safely with them. Come and learn about the lives of bears, and how to be bear-safe.

Peter Schleifenbaum

Haliburton Forest


July 24

Tree and Plant Identification and Pressing

Being able to identify plants is a valuable life-skill. Come and learn simple tools to identify native trees, plants, and flowers in Haliburton Forest, which you can use for the rest of your life! Stick around at the end for a plant identification-themed game for all ages.

Juliana Vantellingen

University of Toronto


July 31

Lessons From White-Tails: What Deer Can Tell us About the Role of Hunting

Learn how hunting is an important part of our cultural heritage, and unites us in wildlife conservation. It is largely through the efforts of hunters that today’s wildlife populations are sustainable enough for future generations to enjoy. Hunting plays a pivotal role in wildlife management and influences both wildlife population size and behaviour.

Keith Munro

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters


August 7

Foraging for Mushrooms in Haliburton ForestMushrooms are an integral component of our forest ecosystems, and present a variety of culinary delights. Come to learn about the role of fungi in Haliburton Forest, and the safe identification and harvesting of edible mushrooms. Adam Gorgolewski

University of Toronto

August 14
The History, Social Structure and Behaviour of the Wild Turkey

Come to learn about the local extinction and subsequent reintroduction of wild turkeys in Ontario, and the status of the current population. Jennifer will explain how her research on social structure and behaviour of the eastern wild turkey can be applied to improve the management of this species.

Jennifer Baici

Trent University


August 21

Beginners Guide to Birding

Birding doesn’t have to be complicated and can be very enjoyable! Join us for an evening of birding basics. The evening will begin with a presentation looking at bird identification, useful equipment and apps. We will then head out and practice our skills. Happy Birding!

Tegan Legge &

Randy Moratz

Haliburton Forest


August 28

Foraging for Plants: 10 Plants to Make Your Pals

Discover 10 common trail-side plants that you should include in your day-to-day through eating, herbal medicine, or even avoiding. You’ll learn about identification, suggested recipes and remedies, and have a chance to see real samples. Any/all who are plant curious are welcome to join in.

Rebecca Lamb

Wild Foragers Society


Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm