Nature Hike: Spring has Sprung in the Carp Hills

Event moved to our rain date – Sunday, 28 April due to poor weather.

Join Canadian Wildlife Service biologist Rich Russell for a nature hike on the Crazy Horse Trail on Sunday, 28 April at 9:00am.  Pre-registration, payment of $20, and signing a waiver are required.  Discover early-arrival migratory birds, early-emergent wildflowers, amphibians, and maybe turtles.

Rich is a Carp Hills resident, wildlife biologist, and outdoors enthusiast.  We’re lucky to get some of Rich’s time before he heads up north in May.  Rich has offered to bring an acoustic recording unit to discuss the application of technology in bird monitoring programs, like for the upcoming Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas.  He says that migration is already underway so we should see/hear kinglets, phoebes, pine warblers, thrushes, and sparrows. We may hear wood frogs and peepers.  If it’s a sunny day perhaps a winter-weary turtle will be basking in one of the ponds where we’ve seen them in the past.

Registration

For the enjoyment of participants we are limiting this event to 25 people.  Ten people signed up at our AGM so act soon!  The cost is $20 per person; children under 16 are free.  Proceeds help cover the cost of our insurance so that we can offer these events.  Please register by buying your ticket(s) on-line using Eventbrite: Spring Has Sprung in the Carp Hills.

Instructions

The trail will be wet, muddy, and slippery.  Rubber boots are a requirement as we will likely be wading through large puddles.  

Download, print, and sign the waiver (PDF).  Bring your copy to the event.  We will have a few blank copies on-site if you forget to bring it.

Meet at the trailhead on March Road at Huntmar Drive by 8:50am to sign-in before our 9:00 am start.

Bring binoculars, a camera, and your curiosity!

Rain Date

We will go out rain or shine.  However, if it’s raining hard, we may postpone the event to Sunday, 28 April. Check our web site for confirmation.