UPDATE PIPING PLOVER couple at Presqu'ile Beach.
The mated pair laid their first egg, Fred wrote a piping plover breeding at Presqu'ile hasn't been recorded in over 100 years.
They extended the exclosure but there is still a wide beach area by the water for people to move past. People are discouraged setting up there for the day but casual walkers and observers don’t seem to bother the birds.
If everything goes as planned chicks should hatch about June 28-29th.
We always hear about conservation and reintroduction efforts, this summer we have front row tickets and are not asked for money, but to do our part in helping these near-threatened birds.
Media Covering Brighton:
Oldies 100.9 (Radio + Online) (Jodie Jenkins and MJ)
Brighton Independent (Paper & Online)
(John Campbell, Sarah Hyatt and Victor Schuckov)
Brighton Now (Online Only) (Jay Robinson and James Ferth)
InQuinte (Online Only)
Northumberland View (Online Only) (Chris Pelletier)
Feel free to add others.
#TBT to when they made a Monopoly board for Brighton. As it is 'Brighton the 125th Birthday Edition" I date this edition around 1984. (Correct me if I'm wrong).
The Mayor was W.M. Pettingill, Reeve Glenn Quick. Rose Gibson was the President of the Kinettes, Alfred Gregg president of the Kinsmen. Also on the board the members of the Lions Club.
IGA, Bustos and S. Greetham Real Estate occupied the most expensive street!
How many Municipalities can say they have their own Monopoly game?
A walk with Gary Bugg through Cora’s Woods or Cora Munn Tract in Codrington.
When I heard of the Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary, I checked their website to see if they had property in Brighton.
In late 2011 Cora Munn from Codrington and family donated 76 acres to the Sanctuary. Cora bought the property, void of woods, in 1972 and over almost 40 years planted at least 100,000 trees.
As the property is not accessible to the general public, I contacted Gary Bugg for a tour.
I’m not sure if during the hike I was more captivated with the property or Gary’s knowledge of where to find remarkable trees as we didn’t follow a trail. A memorable moment was when we encountered 2 trees with their bark cut to slivers. Upon closer examination we noticed the claw marks and realized a bear had recently been in the area. We made a bit more noise for the rest of our hike. :-)
Throughout the hike we saw new trees, old trees, small trees, tall trees, birds, and signs of deer, bear and other wildlife. The trek through the reforested area and thanks to Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary proved to me conservation by concerned people is of great value to all life.
Read more about Cora’s Woods on the website http://lonepinemarsh.ca/about/properties/munn/
Local author Ron Truman will be at Lighthouse Books
on Saturday May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ron Truman, who began his writing career as a contributor to The Brighton Independent in the 1970s, has written his memoirs and will be at Lighthouse Books on Saturday May 28 to have coffee with visitors, answer questions and sign books.
Polar Bears and Other Scares: Adventures of a freelance writer tells the story of 40 years of seeking excitement and novelty, welcoming hazards and avoiding humdrum.
He wrote more than 500 feature stories for The Globe and Mail about adventure sports, hunting, guns, skiing, women, children, and underwater archaeology. For Landmarks, a geographic magazine, he tagged polar bears, hunted moose, and hand-fed snapping turtles. He guided foreign journalists on Canadian adventures. The memoir works in as many thrilling anecdotes and humorous tales as possible.
Terrorism, nukes and plagues entered his writing life. As Provincial Director of Emergency Information he participated in exercises simulating nuclear accidents and international terrorism. A crisis communicator, he was in the thick of 9-11 and SARS. Drawn into the energy sector as speechwriter for Ontario energy ministers, he eventually became Director of Project Development for the world’s largest solar farm in Sarnia. The memoir is an insider’s perspective on newsworthy events.
One of the first writers to popularize stroke information, his memoir covers his own devastating heart failure and catastrophic strokes. One stroke almost killed him. A blood clot had to be vacuumed out of his brain to save his life. (Endovascular Therapy) Truman’s experience writing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation brings an edge of compelling credibility to his tale of personal cardiovascular calamities.
Truman’s work is in a collection “of national and historic importance” held by the Ontario Provincial Archives and Public Archives of Canada. This book is part of the backstory.
Local graphic designer Catherine Farley of Brighton turned the book’s cover photo into an eye-catching work of art.
For more information, call Kathryn Corbett at 613-475-1269
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