Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Annual MVFN Winter Walk 2013

Annual MVFN Winter Walk

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Winter Walk 2010

Animals have many novel ways to survive the rigors of winter as our February lecture speaker described. Some outwit this challenger, others outplay it, and the remainder just outlast it. Join this tail-end-of-winter outing in the northern extreme of Beckwith Township to see Lanark County outplayers, look for signs of local outwitters, and speculate on who the outlasters are and where they are hiding. People, by contrast, just aren’t designed to live in cold climates. So, to outplay winter on this walk, dress warmly, bring something for lunch that you can cook over a fire, and hope that firnification is well underway.

 

 Time & Location: 10:30 am at 1591 Scotch Corners Rd. Directions: turn onto Scotch Corners Rd. where it meets Highway 7 opposite Tatlock Rd.; travel approximately 2.5 km and notice black and yellow “bump” signs on road; 1591 occurs on the right just a short distance ahead at the top of the next hill.

 Bring: dress well, in layers, for the weather; lunch to cook over fire (hint for cooking: something sealed in aluminum foil); binoculars, notebook, camera, extra socks & mitts, sunglasses; snowshoes if you have them and weather warrants them.

 Carpooling: for those from the east – meet at Union Hall (corner of Wolfgrove Rd. & Tatlock Rd.) for departure at 10:00 am.

 Please register beforehand for this event by calling Cathy Keddy at (613) 257-3089. This walk will be cancelled if weather is inhospitable. If in doubt, please call Cathy before 9:30 am the day of the walk.