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MVFN Burnt Lands Avar Walk

MVFN Burnt Lands Avar Walk

We are pleased to announce to MVFN members and friends a nature walk to Burnt Lands Alvar located just outside of Almonte. The walk will be led by international alvar expert Dr. Paul Catling.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

We will meet at the parking lot of JR’s Restaurant in Almonte (385 Ottawa St. Almonte) at 9:30am for some instruction from Paul then proceed to the alvar as a group.

Bring lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat. Rubber boots are advised. Wear long pants to protect against poison ivy. Also don’t forget binoculars, hand lens, observation journal & camera.

Alvars are rare ecosystems present in very few places on earth, so do take this opportunity to explore the Burnt Lands with Dr. Paul Catling.

For more info. and to register contact: Mike McPhail at 613-256-7211 or

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