Long Point Basin Land Trust was founded in 1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning ecosystems in the central Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership, land management and nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects 10 nature reserves, totaling 671 acres, which provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through hands-on outdoor experiences.
We are so very excited to be launching the new Explore the Outdoors program, which will bring people together to explore and appreciate the amazing natural areas in this region.
All of the events are FREE and open to anyone! However, registration is recommended for attendance at any of the events and will open one month prior to each event. The number of available spaces varies by event and may be limited. Do not forget to bring to the events whatever you need to enjoy your time outdoors – water bottle, hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, etc.
Events are sponsored by:
Creatures of the Night
July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Long Point Basin Land Trust at Stead Family Scientific Reserve to see and learn about some of the magnificent creatures of the night. We will begin the evening by listening for the majestic sounds of the Eastern Whip-Poor-Will. Since it is just after a full moon, the adults may be foraging the entire night for insects to feed to
After, an opportunity to see how moths are lured using traps and other attractants will be provided. This will allow participants to observe some of the different varieties of moths in the area up close, and to learn about these often overlooked insects and their important role in nature.
Adam Timpf is a local biologist whose farm is one of the neighbouring properties to the Stead Family Scientific Reserve. Peter Carson and Mary Gartshore have been studying local moth species for quite a few years.