WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SECOND YEAR OF EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS!
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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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.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »