Ostrander Point Appeal Fund
Preserving critical natural habitats
Nine wind turbines have been approved for Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County, “one of the worst possible places to construct a wind farm” (Ontario Nature). Help us appeal the approval to save critical natural habitat from destruction and protect the endangered species, species at risk and rare ecosystems at Ostrander Point.
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Help Raise Funds by renting a Prince Edward County Cottage to Save Ostrander Point!!
As we go into the last week of the PECFN appeal the 6 little old ladies that are the active participants on behalf of the Field Naturalists are starting to think about the second phase of our fund raising and have we got a deal for you! Proceeds from the rental of either of these two cottages will go in full to support the Ostrander Point Appeal Fund.
Prinyer’s Cove Cottage
Anna Sand has donated a week in June at her lovely cottage at Prinyers Cove to the Save Ostrander Point Appeal. In June, Sand Box Cottage rents for $800 a week. Dates available are: June 1-8; June 8-15; Jun 15-22; and June 22-29. If you book one of those weeks the fee will be donated in full to Save Ostrander Point. This is a very generous offer. If you have family visiting why not take advantage of it. The cottage and surroundings are described at http://www.thesandboxcottage.
Cardinal Cottage – 10 minutes Walk to Sandbanks Park
Contact: Gordon Laurie
Mail: 10 Cowan Rd, RR1, Cherry Valley
Ontario, K0K 1P0
Radar Image of Migrating Birds Flying Over PEC South Shore
Birds pour into Prince Edward County from the east, while others are just beginning to cross Lake Ontario from New York state, in this radar image from May 2012. More migrating birds fly over Prince Edward County’s south shore than anywhere else on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario.
Bats: Farmers’ Best Friends
Department of Environmental Conservation
What the Heck are Alvars?
A black swallowtail butterfly on the south shore of Prince Edward County
Migrating Raptors at Blade Sweep Height in Ostrander Point Area
We call Ostrander Point a “migratory stopover”, but the birds don’t just stop. They feed, rest and move around, sometime for weeks, waiting for favourable winds. This diagram shows the movement of migrating fall raptors at Ostrander Point in 2009.
Lime green arrows are based on 350 observations; 21% – 50% of the hawks were at blade sweep height. Dark green: 131 – 350 observations, with 50% of birds at blade height. Gray: 50 – 150 observations with 20% at blade height. If the turbines had been built when this survey was done, there could be as many as 380 dead raptors.
A project of Prince Edward County Field Naturalists
Endorsed by Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, Kingston Field Naturalists, Quinte Field Naturalists, the Audubon Society (New York State and United States) the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (United Kingdom) and Ontario Road Ecology Group