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Oct 14, 9am
Mid October is a wonderful time to enjoy our wild places and the Munn Tract’s rich mixed forest ravine should be spectacular. Beautiful fall colours, migrating birds, and no biting insects! This is a general nature walk so we will be watching for anything that crosses our path.
Dress for the weather forecast; sturdy shoes or hiking boots should be all you need.
Directions: From Cty. Rd. 30, turn west on to Cty. Rd. 27 (Morganston Rd) and proceed for 2 km. Our property is on the north side and is marked by a sign. From Morganston, proceed east on Cty. Rd. 27. Our property is located .5 km east of Cramahe Hill Rd. on the north side and is marked by a boulder.
Lone Pine Marsh (Braham Tract)
Sep 16, 7pm
Bats are an incredibly important and threatened part of the ecosystem, yet are seldom seen because of their nocturnal habitats. Join guest speaker, Chris Ketola, who will show off some impressive technology that will help reveal the bat life overhead. Both resident species such as Big and Little Brown Bat, as well as migrants like Silver-haired Bat are possible.
Dress for the weather remembering it will get cooler as night comes; waterproof footwear is recommended as there may be a few muddy spots on the trail, as well as dew forming on the grass at dusk.
Directions: From Cty. Rd. 25, head east on Cty. Rd 21 (Dundonald Rd.) for 1.4 km, then turn north on Maple Grove Rd. and go for .7 km. Our parking area is on the right (east side). From Cty. Rd. 30, turn west on Cty. Rd. 21 at Hilton. Proceed west for 10.7 km until you reach Maple Grove Rd. Proceed north on Maple Grove Rd. for .7 km and our parking area is on the right (east side).
On June 11, the board of directors and members of Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary met at the Braham tract for a walk of the property (and introduction to new trails) followed by lunch, a special meeting, and the annual general meeting.
At the Special Meeting, new by-laws were passed (with amendments) and the name was officially changed to Lone Pine Land Trust. Since the addition of the Wilkinson, Kennedy, and Munn tracts to the original marsh (Braham tract), our land ownership in the watershed of Cold and Marsh Creeks has increased to a total of 371 acres. The addition of “Land Trust” to our name immediately tells people what our organization is about. To simplify the name, we dropped “Marsh Sanctuary” from the title; we will continue to focus on acquiring wetlands and lands adjacent to the creeks and be a sanctuary to the indigenous organisms of the area.