Monthly Nature Exploration - Rouge Park (Saturday, May 20, 2017)
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
ROUGE PARK (Scarborough, Ont.)
Start time: 10:00 AM
Finish time: 4:00 PM
Attendance: Limited to 12 participants (early registration is advised)
Details: This is the first of five monthly educational nature hikes for this year. Limited to a small group (max 12), this is a great opportunity to learn about nature from a seasoned naturalist in the company of other like-minded individuals.
Format: On this moderate length hike, we will "walk & wonder", stopping frequently to look at birds, wildflowers, trees & shrubs, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, mushrooms, or whatever else the group is interested in. Your guide will help identify whatever we encounter and provide loads of interesting information.
Knowledge level: Suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Physical requirements: Must be able to comfortably walk up to 8 km over trails with some slopes, while carrying a daypack to transport your lunch & drink (we will be having lunch on the trail).
Note 1: No dogs or other pets.
Note 2: Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
LIABILITY WAIVER: All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver on the day of the outing.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Depending on the weather forecast, the outing may be cancelled in which case an email will be sent to all registrants by 7:30 AM the morning of the outing. Should the outing be cancelled, a full refund (including service fees) will be provided.
ABOUT ROUGE PARK
At 80 square kilometres, Rouge Park is one of the largest, if not the largest urban park in North America. It is blessed with a diverse range of habitats, making a visit to the park a worthwhile experience at any time of year.
ABOUT YOUR LEADER (Richard Aaron)
Richard is a freelance naturalist with over 25 years of experience in nature study and teaching. Over the years he has done walks, talks and workshops for more than 80 organizations including naturalist clubs, universities, provincial parks, nature festivals, and conservation authorities. He has also worked as a summer staff naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park.
You can find out about all of Richard's walks, talks & lectures at http://natureknowledge.weebly.com.
DATES OF FUTURE MONTHLY NATURE EXPLORATIONS:
Sun, June 18 - High Park
Sun, July 16 - Rouge Park (tentative location)
Sun, Aug 13 - Seaton Trail (Pickering) (tentative location)
Sun, Sept 10 - Happy Valley (King City) (tentative location)
Rouge Park (View)
Rouge Park - Meeting location emailed after purchase (accessible by TTC)
Toronto (Scarborough), ON M1B 5W8
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|