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.