Fall Colours Nature Walk

Munn Tract
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.

Bats and Night Things Walk

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).

Celebrate Nature at the Annual General Meeting

Wilkinson Tract
Jun 10, 9am to 1pm

Three events will take place today (rain or shine): two walks followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Bird Walk at 9am  The marsh should be hopping and the woods full of song.  Between these two habitats we should find at least thirty species with possibilities of Green Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Plant Walk at 10:30am The last of the spring wildflowers will be in bloom and early summer plants will be prominent.  The walk will take us through a mixed forest with its distinctly “northern” character, then out into the open cattail marsh and alder swamp.  Trilliums, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, ferns, Solomon’s Seal, Wintergreen and more await.
For the walks, the trails can be a bit muddy in places and water is often flowing over Pogue Road so rubber boots are recommended for the walks. Being June there may be some biting insects (we have a variety) so bring repellent and wear long sleeves and pants.

AGM at 12pm Join us for the AGM where we will review the exciting accomplishments that Lone Pine has been working on over the past year. The actual meeting starts at noon but we have two optional field trips before that. Active members (having paid for 2017-18 starting on May 1) are encouraged to attend and vote. For the meeting, bring your lawn chair and lunch and dress for the weather forecast.

Directions: From Cty. Rd. 25 go east on Cty. Rd. 21 for 4.1 km until you reach Pogue Rd. (just west of Dundonald).  Turn north on Pogue Rd. and proceed for 1.6 km.  Our property is on the left and is marked by a sign. From Cty. Rd. 30 turn west at Hilton on to Cty. Rd. 21.  Proceed west for 8 km, through Dundonald, until you reach Pogue Rd.  Turn north and proceed for 1.6 km. Our property is on the left and is marked by a sign.

Jack-in-the-pulpit growing with a clump of grass, 2016. (credit: Dalila Seckar)

Woodcocks, Peepers, and Owls Walk

Lone Pine Marsh (Braham Tract)
Apr 22, 7:30 p.m.
We will start the evening listening for Spring Peepers and other frogs and toads as they display for mates. Marsh inhabitants such as ducks, geese, herons, beaver, and muskrat could be seen too. As dusk approaches we will listen for the distinctive beeping of displaying American Woodcocks (a bird), then perhaps even hear a Great Horned Owl as darkness falls.
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.

A barred owl in the forest (Mar 2013). (credit: Doug McRae, Shrew Solutions Inc.)

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).