Media/Photo Op Advisory - OPG and Ontario Nature are for the birds - And all the flora and fauna of Ontario



    
    And we're celebrating the International Day for Biodiversity - May 22nd

    May 23rd - The Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival at the Leslie
    Street Spit

    May 24th - International Biodiversity Celebration - Invasive Plant
    Removal at Rouge Park
    

    TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation is partnering with
Ontario Nature to celebrate the International Day for Biodiversity (May 22nd)
with a full weekend of events from early morning bird hikes, live bird banding
demonstrations and bird box building to invasive species removal activities,
interpretative tours and natural history demonstrations. OPG and Ontario
Nature are working together to spread the word about protecting and conserving
our biodiversity in our urban park lands and forest ecosystems.

    
    Saturday, May 23, 2009:
    The Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival

    Where:    Tommy Thompson Park, at the foot of Leslie Street, south of
              Lakeshore Blvd E
    When:     7:00 am - 8:30 am: Early Bird Hikes
              11:30 - 12: Guest Speakers and Special Guests
              8:00 am - 4 pm: Bird banding, Bird box building, invasive
              species removal
    What:     "Save the Songbirds", "Small Birds, Long Distance Travellers",
              "Birds of a Feather Nest Together"
    Who:      Cape May Warblers, American Kestrels, Northern Water Thrushes,
              Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
              Bridget Stutchbury, author of "Silence of the Songbirds"

    Sunday, May 24, 2009:
    International Day of Biological Diversity - Invasive Plant Removal and
    Education at Rouge Park

    Where:    Rouge Park - public entrance to Glen Rouge Campground, 7450
              Kingston Road
    When:     9 am - 3 pm
    What:     Invasive plant removal and interpretive walks
              Viewing migratory songbirds and the Park's forest ecosystems
              Introduction to Ontario's native plants
    Who:      Caroline Schultz, Executive Director, Ontario Nature
              Steve Hounsell, Environmental Advisor, OPG
    





For further information:

For further information: For event inquiries, please contact: Victoria
Foote, Director of Communications, Ontario Nature, (416) 444-8419 ext. 238,
victoriaf@ontarionature.org; For media inquiries, please contact: OPG Media
Desk, 1-877-592-4008, www.ontarionature.org, www.opg.com


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