|Event Name||Start Date||End Date||Location||Description|
|Spring Cleaning||May 6, 2018||May 6, 2018||Visitor Centre||
Looking for an impacted way to spend a Sunday? The Friends of MacGregor Point are looking for volunteers to help "spruce" up the park for spring! This winter, MacGregor Point Provincial Park was required to remove a large number of ash trees that surrounded campgrounds and the park roads due to safety concerns about ash trees infested with the emerald ash borer. Due to the tree removal, the Friends of MacGregor Point are looking for volunteers to help remove brush from campsites and trails.Not interested in moving brush? No problem! The Friends of MacGregor Point will also be collecting litter and cleaning up interpretive signs! What a great way to spend a Sunday! Please meet at the Visitor Centre at 10am for orientation!
|Grand Reopening of the Visitor Centre||May 19, 2018||May 19, 2018||Visitor Centre||
Join us at 11am in celebrating the reopening of the Visitor Centre as part of our Ontario Parks 125th and Friends of MacGregor Point 25th events! Join us for cake and refreshments, and check out the new displays in the Visitor Centre, our new bird feeding area, our new privies, and our revitalized pollinator garden!
|Huron Fringe Birding Festival||May 25, 2018||June 3, 2018||Based out of the Visitor Centre||
Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival
May 25 - 28 & May 31 - June 3, 2018
Celebrating our 21st year!
Presented by the Friends of MacGregor Point Park and based in the Park; this festival takes its name from the migration corridor along the Bruce Peninsula. This “Huron Fringe” along the Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring. At the end of the migration period, birds are on nest, migrants are everywhere, insects abound and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. From the ‘Friends’ base at MacGregor Point Provincial Park you will be uniquely placed to explore Lake Huron’s shoreline and the Bruce Peninsula to discover all that spring has to offer.
Morning activities are filled with guided hikes concentrating not only on birds but wildflowers, butterflies and insects, in and outside the park. Afternoons feature additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, plus other natural interests.
Special events include a banquet with a special guest speaker. Evening highlights include illustrated programs featuring excellent presenters and night hikes.
Join the ‘Friends’ for this eight-day Birding and Nature Festival held annually on the first two weekends after the May (Victoria Day) long weekend.
To view the schedule of events or complete the online registration process please go to: friendsofmacgregor.org
The Huron Fringe Birding Festival endorses and actively follows OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists) Ethical Birding Principles.
If you have questions regarding the Festival or registration process please contact our official registrar at email@example.com or leave a message on our festival-dedicated phone line (519-375-1889). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.
|BioBlitz 2018||June 9, 2018||June 10, 2018||
Help MacGregor Point celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by contributing to the ecological legacy of the park. Participants will complete a biological "blitz" survey of MacGregor Point over a 24-hour period to collect data on what species can be found here in this unique complex of ecosystems. This information is extremely beneficial to our records and future projects. Surveying shifts and teams will be assigned based on experience and expertise. Stay tuned for more details on workshops and guest naturalists! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
|NABA Butterfly Count||July 7, 2018||July 7, 2018||Visitor Centre||
Join a group of dedicated volunteers in this fun-filled citizen science project! Participants will identify and count butterflies of MacGregor Point and surrounding areas. Registration is at 9:00am with groups leaving at 10:00am. Cost is $5 per person. To register as a volunteer, please contact Madeline Sanagan at 519-389-6232.
|David Archibald Concert||July 10, 2018||July 10, 2018||Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle||
Come enjoy Ontario Parks' favourite singer/songwriter, David Archibald for his "Park Songs!" show! An upbeat musical romp through the natural and cultural history of our tremendous provincial parks. Songs include: Rocks of Tobermory, We Got the Rock!, Ballad of Pirate Bill, Captain John Munroe and more.
|Wild for the Arts||September 15, 2018||September 16, 2018||Huron Campground||
This Friends of MacGregor Point Park event is a weekend of music, art and written word. Featured are the studio tour and art sale, book and author fair, music in the woods, children’s activities and more! Free day use. Corporate Sponsors are Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, Canadian Heritage and Ontario Parks.
|Witches in the Woods||October 12, 2018||October 14, 2018||
Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!
Our activities that weekend include a pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, and fun family programming about "spooky" animals like bats, snakes, and spiders!