Festival of Birds and Nature – July 28

Celebrating birds, nature and their advocates

 

 

Saturday July 28
10 – 2
637 Main, Hudson QC

 

You are invited to the first edition of Le Nichoir’s Festival of Birds and Nature.

On the schedule:

  • Wildlife observation walks
  • Mini-seminars
  • Interactive activities for children
  • Informational kiosks
  • Food truck La bohème and POP culture popsicles
  • Bird Friendly® coffee tasting
  • And more …

Participating groups include:

  • Nature-Action Québec
  • Sierra Club Canada Foundation
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation
  • Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • Vaudreuil-Soulanges Region Watershed Council
  • Bird Protection Québec
  • Société d’horticulture et d’environnement de Saint-Lazare
  • Hudson Food Collective
  • Chief Top Leaf
  • Gerard Fuentes
  • L’escapade -Rigaud
  • And more …

Sponsored by:

 

Brome Bird Care

 

 

Family activity- Yummy insects – July 7

Delicious insects - July 7 at Le Nichoir

There is nothing better for a hungry nestling than a big juicy caterpillar! Insects are a very important, even crucial, part of the diet for many birds.  This activity will teach you about the incredible diversity of insects and their importance for birds and the environment.

Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoors, dress according to the weather.

Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or  education@lenichoir.org

When: Saturday July 7

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost:  5$

Celebrating birds, nature and their advocates

Festival of Birds and Nature

Le Nichoir at Spring Fling 2018

Spring Fling 2018

 

Come meet us and talk about bird friendly gardening. There will be a give away of Pin Cherry trees to the first 50 visitors. A great way to start you bird friendly garden!

We’ll have Le Nichoir-approved hummingbird feeders for sale along with our Bird Friendly® coffee and products to avoid birds colliding with your windows.

Earth Day at Le Nichoir – April 22

Earth Day at Le Nichoir

In celebration of Earth Day, Le Nichoir is offering a free activity exploring the many ways birds help the planet.

Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather.

Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or education@lenichoir.org

When: Earth Day April 22

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: Free

Tuesday May 8th Seminar – Chicks and nestlings – how birds raise their young

Tuesday May 8th

Seminar – Chicks and nestlings – how birds raise their young

Chicks and nestlings

Early May is the time when the birds are coming back to their breeding territories and when some, like the cardinals, have already started nesting. To celebrate spring, we will be offering a presentation on the challenges birds have to face to successfully raise their chicks.

Note this presentation will be given in English with a bilingual question period.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or education@lenichoir.org

When: May 8th, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: 5$

A Taste of Hudson Raises $77,000

A Taste of Hudson 2018

The 2018 edition of A Taste of Hudson this past Saturday was a roaring success. Hosted by Whitlock Golf and Country Club, a group of amazingly generous individuals and companies raised just over $77,000 in support of Le Nichoir’s bird care and environmental education programs.

View pictures from the event here

Thank you once again to Le Nichoir’s volunteer Catherine Jarjour for the great images!

Download a copy of the event booklet here

This event was such a success because of a very long list of people, companies and organizations. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all of them!

Thank you ….

To the directors, members and staff of Whitlock Golf and Country Club for hosting the event. The beautiful surroundings, friendly and professional staff set the tone for the evening.

To the 146 guests who came out in support of Le Nichoir and who bid and gave so generously throughout the evening.

To the talented chefs who created such a feast.

The chefs at A Taste of Hudson 2018

Keith Wells – Mackoli Catering

Jessika Menard – Le Cozy Café

Shaun Hughes – Auberge Willow Inn

Cunningham’s Pub Hudson

James Mitchell – House of James Mitchell

Whitlock Golf and Country Club

Gwen Giberson – Que de Bonnes Choses

Daniel Fata – Meat and More

Daboom! Desserts

La Maison du Défricheur

Carl Dubé and Nancy Kaudel – Totem Roasters

A Taste of Hudson Table CentreTo Stewart Gunyon, Geoff Mitchell and Andrew Skowronski for the great music.

To Wanda Bray who once again created the most beautiful centrepieces which were auctioned off to raise money to send Le Nichoir’s education coordinator to a conference this fall.

To our amazing Master of Ceremonies – Elias Makos.

To Robin Pridham of Pridham’s Auction House for the lively and very successful auction.

To Kirstin Lachance for the eloquent plea for Summer Educators.

To Michael Lawrence who led the guests in a fast paced and often hilarious record setting slide down auction.

To the numerous individuals and companies who gave so generously to ensure our auction tables had such a wide variety of beautiful and creative items for our guests to bid on.

To the dedicated volunteers who pulled it all together and created such a memorable evening:

Annie Belhumeur, Anakin Benssoussen, Jessica Cadieux, Cynthia Chesmer, Judi Collinge, Hilary Dempsey, Gail Dunlop,Charlie Durpas, Susi Filsner, Johanne Gravel, Abigail Humphreys, Kevin Ilaqua, Martin Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Catherine Jarjour, Veronica Jensen, Janine Johnson, Kirstin Lachance, Glenn MacIsaac, Domenic Montagano, Lynley Nakano, Johanne Oolman, Christina Pagé, Sabrina Robert, Roxana Robles, Kathy Rowe, Stephan Saplywyj, Audrey Saumure di fruscia, Amanda Schofield, Diane Seguin, Elaine Serafini, Ryan Veitch, Jenny Zhu.

To our most generous Event Sponsors


PLATINUM


The Country GardenerEspace ContructionWayside Inspection Devices


GOLD


Whitlock Gold and Country Club Raymond James
 Promutuel  Kocisko Groupe
 IGA Hudson  Hudson Animal Hospital
Pridham's Auction House


SILVER


 Skedaddle  NordFab  Lee Thompson
 Conciergerie Montreal LCA  Timberlea Veterinary Clinic
 Kocisko Info-solutions inc  Hawkesbury Ford  C. Frappier Électrique inc.
 Robert Daoust et fils inc.  Crochetière Pétrin  Toiture Couture
Laurentienne électrique

 

Wednesday February 7th – Seminar – Bird couples

Wednesday February 7th

Seminar – Bird couples

Seminar- Bird Couples

Just in time for Valentine’s day, come to the centre to learn about bird couples and the courtships of the bird world. Ever wondered if birds really mate for life? How do they choose their mate? One of our biologists will be there to answer these questions and more.

Note that this presentation will be given in French with a bilingual question period.

Space is limited. Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or education@lenichoir.org

When: February 7th, 2018

Time: 7:30pm to 9pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: 5$

Family activity – Finding food in the winter

Saturday February 3rd

Family activity – Finding food in the winter

Family activity- Finding food in the winter

For birds, the hardest part of winter is not the cold but the lack of food. Some species have solved this problem by migrating south, but those that stay had to find other ways. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages to learn about how birds survive the cold season.

Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather. Bring your snowshoes!

To make sure everyone can enjoy this activity, there is no fixed cost for this activity; you donate what you can.

Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or education@lenichoir.org

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Time: 10am to 12:30pm

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Cost: Donation of any amount

Flowers For Feathers

Flowers for Feathers