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MVFN Annual Spring Walk – Spring into Action at High Lonesome! 2013

MVFN Annual Spring Walk 

Spring into Action at High Lonesome!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Located in the Pakenham Hills, High Lonesome is a Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy nature reserve. The trails on this 200 acre property pass by provincially significant wetlands and a diverse array of upland habitats. Over 670 species were recorded at the property during the bioblitz last summer ( including 340 plants, 150 insects and arachnids, 85 birds, 22 mammals, 12 amphibians, 6 reptiles, 62 fungi, some mosses). More recently the reserve was identified as a hot spot for the threatened flooded jellyskin lichen, a specialist of vernal pools. Perhaps MVFN can add more species to the list via our spring walk.

Join a big fan of High Lonesome, Joel Byrne—leader of MVFN’s annual spring walk, to explore this nature reserve.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013*

Time: 10:00 am

Location: from County Road 29 in Pakenham Village, drive west on Waba Road for 2.9 km. Turn left onto Barr Side Road, travel 1.6 km, turn left onto Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road (aka part lots 19 & 20, Concession 7, Pakenham Twp.)

Bring: lunch, binoculars, notebook, hat, camera, and dress for the weather

 *Please note: If the weather is bad, the walk will take place Sunday, May 5 (weather permitting). Please contact Cathy (613-257-3089) before 8:30 am if you wish to confirm the status of the walk.