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.

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Monarch Tagging

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

During late summer and fall, Monarchs migrate to central Mexico to spend the winter; they are the only insect to undertake this amazing feat. As part of Monarch Watch, a citizen science program aiding in the long-term conservation of this species, Long Point Basin Land Trust will be tagging Monarchs to better understand this journey.

Join Kathryn Boothby, local naturalist and butterfly enthusiast, as she teaches participants of the workshop how to properly identify, catch, tag, and release Monarchs. Other colourful butterflies may also be spotted throughout the day, and participants will learn tips and tracks for identifying them.


September 21
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve
1653 Front road
St. Williams, Ontario Canada