MVFN Winter Wildland Walk — February 5, 2012
Next month, we will explore nature in winter at the northern-most corner of Drummond/North Elmsley Township, Lanark County. On this journey we will pass through forests and provincially significant wetlands, admire Osprey and Great Blue Heron nests, listen for salamanders and other creatures, cross the shoreline of the Champlain Sea, and see the Ted Tree. According to tradition we will make a fire on which you can cook lunch and around which we will have a wild time.
Date: Sunday February 5, 2012
Time & Location: 10:00 am at the end of Lanark Twp. Con. 12A (300m south off Hwy. 7, across the highway from Ferguson’s Falls Rd. & St. John’s Anglican Church)
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
Carpooling: for those from the east – meet at Union Hall (corner of Wolfgrove Rd. & Tatlock Rd.) for departure at 9:45 am
Effort: We will walk about 3 km in total, the first and last kilometer will be on a firm, established trail and the remainder on a trail we make, but with gentle grades.
Please register beforehand for this event by calling Cathy Keddy (613) 257-3089. This walk will be cancelled if weather is inhospitable. If in doubt, call Cathy before 9:30 am the day of the walk.
Note: Last year you were challenged by MAD Cap Horse—remember? This year your knowledge of Ospreys will be probed, so bone up and come prepared!