WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SECOND YEAR OF EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS!

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What you need to know:
– Events are FREE
– Registration is required
– Registration opens one more in advance for each event
– Remember to bring what you need to enjoy your time outdoors – water bottle, hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, etc.

We look forward to seeing you!

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August 2020

Star Party

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Delhi Wetland Nature Reserve, 205 James Street
Delhi, Ontario N4B 2A9 Canada

At the end of August, Jupiter and Saturn will be in the sky and the moon will be just past its first quarter. Join us for an interesting evening learning about astronomy with North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomy. Bernd Mueller will lead a discussion about constellations, plants and the moon.…

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September 2020

Field Sketching & Watercolours

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve, 305 Walsingham Townline Road
Langton, Ontario Canada

Sketching is a great way to capture what we see in nature. Our illustrations can serve as a basis for further artistic creation and highlight what is meaningful to us about the subject matter. This event will lead participants through the basic elements of sketching and painting. This is a…

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Monarch Tagging

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve, 1653 Front road
St. Williams, Ontario Canada

During late summer and fall, Monarchs travel thousands of kilometres to spend the winter in central Mexico. Back by popular demand, LPBLT is again tagging Monarchs through Monarch Watch. This citizen science program focuses on the Monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration. Join Kathryn Boothby, local naturalist…

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October 2020

Mushroom Walk Among the Giants

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jackson – Gunn Old Growth Forest, 794 Lower Side Road
Langton, Ontario N0E 1G0 Canada

Take in the aw-inspiring sights of the towering beech and sugar maple giants at the Jackson - Gunn Old Growth Forest. Join local mushroom enthusiast Inga Hinnerichsen on an educational walk to observe the various types of fungi that can flourish in the undergrowth and learn about their unique features.…

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Wild Edibles

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterford Old Town Hall, 76 Main Street South
Waterford, Ontario N0E 1Y0 Canada

Are you interested in learning about wild plants that are safe to eat? Would you like to learn more about foraging? Crystal and Liam, owners of Wildlife Gardening, will be presenting on various plant species and where to find them. Attendees will also learn about how to decipher between safe…

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November 2020

Wilderness Advenutres

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Carriage Hall, 25 Brock Street West
Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2A3 Canada

Adam Shoalts will share photos and stories of his harrowing journey alone across Canada's Arctic as well as other adventures. A professional adventurer and explorer, Adam Shoalts is the author of three national best-selling books, including his recent Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic, A History of…

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December 2020

Winter Solstice Walk

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trout Creek Nature Reserve, 361 Charlotteville 10 Road
Simcoe, Ontario Canada

Enjoy the special sights and sounds we are lucky to observe when we make time to get outdoors in winter when nature appears to be sleeping. Join LPBLT for a Winter Solstice walk to mark the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights. A walk through the forest at this…

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February 2021

Nature’s Winter Secrets

February 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While some animals may be hibernating, during the winter there is still a lot happening in nature. Join Mary Gartshore on this walk to discover the activity of insects during the colder months. Mary will also discuss ways to identify trees at this time of year based on their twigs…

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