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.
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.
Beverly Whitney of Sauble Beach loves the work that BGOSS is doing in our community. At the Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton, she made a donation to BGOSS. On hand to accept her donation were Pod Squad Ambassadors, Shelley Dittburner and Craig Selby.
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.
The heart of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is its volunteers who assist in behind the scenes activities and who maintain our Pods. As part of our series with the Shoreline Beacon newspaper, here is the latest article dealing with our Pod Squad Ambassadors.
Pod Squad Ambassadors Diane Baulch and Shelley Dittburner are profiled in the Saugeen Shores Hub.
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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.
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.
Lynn Russell, professional seamstress, has had lots of fun designing and creating a male and female Monarch cape for Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores. The capes are being used in the many programs run by BGOSS. Lynn is one of the many behind the scenes volunteers who are making a difference in our community.
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.