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Publications by Hawk Owl Publishing in support of the Matt Holder Fund.
THE BIRDS OF THICKSON’S WOODS
by Phill Holder and Margaret Bain
Second “Field” Edition
Revised and updated with over 100 new photographs.
A new warbler section includes large photographs of each of the 38 recorded species, showing differing male and female plumages.
Includes a Field Checklist and Trail Map.
This completely revised second edition, designed for use in the field, documents 323 species of birds that have been seen so far in the Reserve. Illustrated with exceptional full colour photographs of each species, including status and the specific dates of the rarities seen, this is a must have book for all birdwatchers.
(Available November 1st 2019)
THICKSON’S WOODS FIELD CHECKLIST OF BIRDS
THE BASICS OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION: BIRD TOPOGRAPHY
by Phill Holder and Margaret Bain
SHOREBIRDS OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO
by Jean Iron
SILKWORM AND SPHINX MOTHS OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO
by David Beadle
THE MOTHS OF THICKSON’S WOODS
Illustrated Field Checklist by Phill Holder
VASCULAR PLANTS OF THICKSON’S WOODS
Illustrated Field Checklist by George Scott, Doug Lockrey, Dennis Barry
With its diverse mix of northern and Carolinean species, including the towering white pines that still grow there, Thickson’s Woods is a living museum. Together with Corbett Creek Marsh, the adjacent lakeside wetland, it forms a genetic storehouse for the future, a vital web of life.
BATS OF ONTARIO
by Toby J. Thorne
Illustrated with the beautiful artwork of Fiona Reid and colour photographs, it shows all the bats of Ontario with identifying features, how to identfy them using Bat Detectors, discussing threats and their conservation.
BATS OF THICKSON’S WOODS
by Toby J. Thorne, Nigel Parr, and Jessica Kroes
The most numerous bats were Big Brown or Silver-haired, two species with highly overlapping call repertoires that are difficult to distinguish. Second most numerous were Eastern Red Bats. Other species identified were Hoary, Little Brown, and Tri-colored Bats.
Bats were detected throughout the survey period, indicating that Thickson’s Woods is a valuable site for at least Big Brown, Silver-haired, and Eastern Red Bats. Hoary Bats were detected in low numbers during formal surveys, but were repeatedly observed informally during public events, suggesting they may also make use of the site. The presence of Little Brown and Tri-colored Bats, both rare and threatened species, is significant despite the low numbers. Public engagement efforts were highly successful, with a total of 180 people attending a series of events through the year to listen to talks about bat ecology and to see native bats in flight.
A study report, completed by Toby Thorne, Nigel Parr and Jessica Kroes is available for download.
REPTILES OF ONTARIO
by Wayne King
This guide provides key features needed to identify Ontario reptiles in the field. There are over 140 detailed photographs to support the underlying text, depicting the key identification features of each species.
It can be used by naturalists, biologists, and herpetologists but was specifically designed for individuals who have limited to no reptile identification skills.
2020 Bird Calendar
Photography by Mike McEvoy and Ed McAskill
Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve 2020 Bird Calendar
Brilliant Photography by Mike McEvoy and Ed McAskill
2020 Insect Calendar
Photography by Mike McEvoy and Phill Holder
Thickson’s Woods Nature Reserve 2020 Insect Calendar
Brilliant Photography by Mike McEvoy and Phill Holder
Set of 4 cards
The outside of the cards depict nature photos and are blank inside and can be used for any occasion.