Winter may not seem like the ideal time to explore nature, but it’s a great time to test out your winter tree identification, look for signs of wildlife and appreciate nature in hibernation mode. Come explore Heartland Forest, one of the largest privately owned forests in Niagara with trails designed to allow people with mobility disabilities to experience nature.
We will be guided through the property by Heartland Forest staff to learn about their conservation efforts with the bat populations and vernal pool health. Along with many restoration efforts related to the different habitat types around the property and animal homes. Personally test your winter tree identification with the various signs installed around the property- thanks to a former 2007 partnership with the Niagara Woodlot Association and Land Care Niagara!
Join us for either a short walk or long walk, depending on the trail you take, and provide a helping hand to friends and family so everyone can learn about the unique and special features of Heartland Forest.
Afterwards, to offer a chance to warm up and socialize with fellow woodlot owners there will be an informal gathering at Blackburn Brew House. This is conveniently located less than 500 meters away from Heartland Forest and can be a chance to try out a local brewery and grab a bite to eat.
Please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather, especially winter boots as the trail may be slippery in areas. If inclement weather is forecasted, an email will be sent out no later than 8:30 AM to let everyone know of the cancellation.
Additional information about the property can be found here.
Directions to Heartland Forest and Blackburn Brew House can be found here.
Pre-registration for this event ends on February 10, 2023. Guests are also welcome to come.
Contact Loretta Shields at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Ontario Woodlot Association
10 Campus Dr., Unit 4
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