Hike the Garden of Wildflowers
- Rating: This adventure is rated gentle. Light walking on boardwalk, followed by moderate trail hiking. Caution over some slippery boardwalk sections when wet.
- Where: Petrel Point Nature Reserve.
- When: July 6th @ 1 pm. Duration: 3 - 4 hrs.
- What to bring: Sturdy footwear, sunscreen, water, rain gear if inclement weather, snacks, camera, binoculars
- Price: $44.00 (+HST). Net proceeds to Biosphere conservation work.
Come out on a seasonally themed walk through one of Ontario's best examples of a globally rare fen habitat. July is a month for the spectacular in this Ontario Nature Reserve, often called the "Garden of Wildflowers". Renowned ecologist and master birder, Jarmo Jalava, will join us to share his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna that inhabit this very special place.
Hiking along winding boardwalks and forested trails, you will traverse this coastal meadow marsh, where highly adaptive plants have learned how to eke out a living in a unique landscape. From the brilliant to the bizarre, this fen complex is home to a variety of orchids, including Showy Lady's Slippers, and carnivorous plants like Sundews and Pitcher Plants.
This hike is a great opportunity for wildflower enthusiasts, birders, photographers and nature lovers. Bring your cameras and binoculars, and expect some spectacular encounters. This casual stroll over wetland boardwalks and through cedar and mixed forest to the shores of Lake Huron is an experience that is sure to delight everyone!
Behold the beautiful!
Encounter the bizarre
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