Monthly Meeting: Biodiversity of Thickson’s Woods

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Date(s) - 04/12/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Camp Kawartha Environment Centre


Thickson’s Woods is the last remnant of old-growth pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. When in 1983 those pines were threatened with logging, a handful of naturalists formed a non-profit corporation, “Thickson’s Woods Land Trust” and they purchased the woods.  In 2001 they bought an 8 acre meadow just north of the woods and today that cow pasture is a remarkable wildlife habitat and buffer from fumes and noise.

Phill Holder, since early childhood in England, has had a great passion for nature.  In Canada since 1982, he shared this passion with his family, birding every weekend and soon they were involved not just with birds but in the biodiversity of the Canadian wildlife.  When his son, Matt, passed away in 2011, Phill and his wife created, in his memory, the Matt Holder Environmental Education Fund.

The focus of Phill’s presentation will be The Biodiversity of Thickson’s Woods and the Forgotten Pollinators.