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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.



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MVFN Annual Spring Walk 2010

Annual Spring Walk – Webber Woods of Wolf Grove in the Spring

Saturday, May 29, 2010 —— 10:00 a.m.

Explore nature on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s newest preserve— in Wolf Grove near Union Hall

Did you miss our winter walk in the Webber Woods in Wolf Grove? Did you enjoy the winter walk and want to witness this wonderful wild woodland wrapped in its spring wardrobe? Join this walk guided by Martha Webber, botanist, naturalist, teacher, and long-time property steward. Only Martha knows the natural secrets of this spectacular property.

Enjoy lunch on the shore of Bowley Lake.

Location: Meet at the end of Ramsay Concession 4B which extends south off Wolf Grove Rd., about 3km east of Union Hall (the hall is at the intersection of Wolf Gove Rd. and Tatlock Rd.); Ramsay Con. 4B is only about 100m long

Parking: Park along Ramsay Con. 4B

Bring: lunch, binoculars, camera, and your natural history notebook.

More information: Contact Cathy Keddy at 613-257-3089 or  (call before 9 a.m. if uncertain event will take place due to weather).

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