BGOSS Install Screech Owl Box

To compliment its various nesting boxes, Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores, has added a new Screech Owl box at Perkins Park in Southampton. The nesting boxes at Perkins Park have proven to be very successful with chickadees, house wrens and starlings taking up residence. Screech Owls are resident birds in this area and BGOSS is hopeful that one will find this nesting box. A special thanks to box builder Steven Baulch,  and installers Leo Butler and Kerry Jarvis.

Pods at Perkins Park Put to Rest

The Pods at Perkins Park are now ready for a long deserved rest as Pod Squad Ambassadors; Shelley, Steven, Melitta, Kerry and our latest ambassador, Marvin Doran, moved plants and shrubs around and fenced in the shrubs for protection from the local rabbits.  BGOSS was also assisted by nearby neighbour Tom. Pictured here is new Pod Squad Ambassador, Marvin Doran. Welcome to the BGOSS team Marvin.

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Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores hosted a booth at this years Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton. A special thanks to all the Pod Squad Ambassadors who shared with people their time, passion and information about monarchs, pollinators, native plants and our Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores project.

 

BGOSS Behind the Scenes Volunteer: Nancy White, Finances

Keeping our finances in order, reconciling accounts and preparing year end statements is an important  behind the scenes task. Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is very grateful to have Nancy White  co-ordinate our financial records. Her attention to detail, professionalism and dedication is making a difference in our community.

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BGOSS Behind the Scenes Volunteer: Chris Irvine, Designer

You’ve seen our beautiful logo on our pod signs, web site, rack cards, post cards and in the media. Our logo was created by Chris Irvine, Designer for the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, as part of our on-going partnership with the museum. Chris has shared his creative design talents in our logo design and in various other marketing related ideas in making us look really good! He is one of the many volunteers of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores who has made a difference in our community.

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BGOSS Web Site: Behind the Scenes, Barb Dost

Barb Dost, website leader for Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores, masterminded the BGOSS  pod location map that highlights all of our registered and certified pods. Barb maintains our web site, contributes to our Instagram account and, along with her husband Paul, is involved in Monarch tagging. She also runs her own social media sites, Squigly’s Playhouse and This Busy Life. BGOSS is very pleased to have Barb on board as  one of our communities behind the scenes volunteer.

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