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MVFN Winter Outing 2010


MVFN Winter Outing 2010

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

Sunday, February 7, 2010 —— 10:30 a.m.

 Sharpen your winter twig identification skills—did you know that the first secret to sorting them out is the phrase “MAD Cap Horse”? Remember this and join us in Wolf Grove to explore the land, get to know some common trees by twig, and have 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 either along Ramsay Con. 4B or along the road that extends north on the opposite side of Wolf Grove Rd.

Equipment: Snowshoes are recommended as the snow will be deep in the woods. If you don’t have them, you can follow those who do. The trail is fairly gentle and suitable for cross-country skis, but consider snow conditions the day of the walk and that the property is densely wooded. Dress warmly in layers. Bring food to warm over the campfire. Bring binoculars and a hand lens.

More information: Contact Cathy Keddy at 613-257-3089 or .

MAD Cap Horse

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MVFN’s Annual Winter Outing 2009

MVFN’s Annual Winter Outing

2007 Clayton Lake by Howard Robinson Winter Walk 2007 (photo Howard Robinson)

Explore Nature on the Little Clyde in Winter with Host Mark Garbutt and Naturalist Joel Byrne

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009

Car Pooling: meet at Union Hall, for departure at 9:00 A.M. Meet at Hopetown for departure 9:15 A.M.
Snowshoes are required; (XC skis won’t work). Dress warmly in layers. Bring food to cook over campfire.

Registration is required; Contact Cliff Bennett 613-256-5013 or e-mail .

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