As the fall and migration season begins, the Sterling Nature Center will host several educational events:
â¢ 1 pm Saturday, September 25: Lake Shore Geology with geologist Fred Haynes, who will discuss the geology of Lake Ontario and other features of the central shores. After a discussion at the pavilion, participants will head to the lakeside to examine the rocks and other highlights.
â¢ 11 am to 2 pm Saturday and Sunday October 2 and 3: âA day with the eaglesâ. Naturalist Jim D’Angelo will answer questions about eagles, herons and other wildlife using the wetland on the centre’s observation deck, share his sightings, and discuss their natural history and habits.
â¢ 1 pm Sunday, October 10: âBeach Dynamicsâ with Susan Gateley, author of âThe Natural History of Lake Ontarioâ, which will explore how bars are disappearing and can be restored. The program will highlight the barrier and its creation and destruction on Lake Ontario. Barriers on the lake protect some of its most productive growth areas and create environments conducive to recreation and real estate development. A beach walk will follow if conditions permit.
All events take place at the center, Jensvold Road, Sterling, and are free and open to the public.
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