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Foraging Hike with Lori McCarthy

 

Join Lori McCarthy (Cod Sounds) and NatureNL on a foraging hike – September 29th, 2018. We will head onto the Sugarloaf Path, a scenic coastal hike with views of Quidi Vidi Village. Along the way we will share the wild edible plants that have helped make our Province a culinary destination. Enjoy some wild tea with homemade tea buns and local preserves.

Meet at the Sugarloaf Path trailhead on Saturday, September 29th at 9 AM.

Dress for the weather with comfortable footwear for hiking. All hikes are weather-dependent and will be announced the evening before on naturenl.ca

The cost is $50.00 for NatureNL members, $70.00 for non-members.

Hike in Butter Pot Provincial Park

Photo of Butterpot Mountain, the highest peak on the Avalon Peninsula, By Grazioso2 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Join us on a group trip to Butter Pot Provincial Park with Nature NL President Douglas Ballam. Just a short distance from St. John’s, Butter Pot Park offers a scenic, post-glacial landscape with 230 species of plants and over 200 species of birds identified.

We will take a round-trip charter bus departing 10 AM @ The Fluvarium and returning at 1:30 PM. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Cost $15 for NatureNL members, $20 for non-members

Please RSVP and/or e-transfer to nicholas.robert.white@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

 

Birds at Bidgood Park with Catherine & Alison

Catherine Barrett and Alison Mews will lead a birding walk for Nature NL through Bidgood Park in The Goulds (St. John’s) on Sunday September 17th 2017, 8am – approximately 930am. Join us for this fall birding walk with an experienced and engaging birder.

We will meet at the Northwest corner of the park in the gravel parking lot on the left-hand side of Power’s road (from the turnoff on Backline Road). On the park map below, this is the secondary entrance parking lot, #4 on the map.

We’ll hope to see many different species of warblers as they migrate south for the winter.

Please dress very warmly as it is likely to be quite chilly in the morning. This event will proceed rain or shine. Bring binoculars if you own them (several pairs will be available to borrow if you do not have any). Please note that washrooms are not available at Bidgood’s Park. The trail is wheelchair accessible.

Memberships for Nature NL are available here: naturenl.ca/membership

Postponed: Winter tracking walk 2017

Postponed to Sat Feb 18th!

A winter walk in the country with members of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.

Traditionally, Nature NL annually leads a winter field trip on snowshoes–when conditions are suitable.

This year, we plan a trip to practice our ability to identify animals by their tracks (mammals and birds) and trees and shrubs by their leaf-bud patterns using keys and guides.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 AM

Meet:  Parking area off Old Broad Cove Road about 1.3 km west of Portugal Cove Road, across from       Maggies Place, next to the community mailbox location.

Rating and description:  About 4-5 km, 1-1.5 hours, of good, easy trails.

Comments:  Quads and snow machines have been using some of the trails we plan to follow but other trails have only had few snowshoers or skiers since late January snow falls.   At the time of writing, snowshoes would be an asset but hiking boots with ice grippers are suitable.  That could change, given our unpredictable weather.

Dress for the weather.  You may wish to carry snacks, water or a hot beverage.  We will take a   short rest break.

Leaders:  Allan Stein  arstein@mun.ca and Michael Collins  collinsm@mun.ca

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