About our Field Trips
Field trips provide an excellent opportunity for club members to meet new people and to explore our natural environment. However, we ask you to remember that the places we visit are special, so please do not pick plants or collect specimens on field trips. Leave dogs and other pets at home. Use your own judgement as to whether you bring a lunch and/or refreshments. Also, dress appropriately for the weather. Insect repellent is recommended for trips in May and June. No pets, please, except for service dogs.
If you have any questions regarding field trips, please contact either the marianchilds(at)shaw(dot)catrips coordinator or the field trip leader directly. The club is always interested in new ideas, so don't hesitate if you would like to lead a field trip or workshop or have an idea for one. Watch for the "FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!" notice on specific outings and bring your children along!
If You Plan to Attend
Please, call or email the field trip leader to confirm the date, time and place and an update on any last minute changes a few days before the trip is scheduled to take place. The leader will also appreciate knowing the approximate number of participants ahead of time.
If the walk is taking place on a Lakehead Region Conservation Authority property parking fees apply. We encourage you to buy a season pass here: Explore Pass or at the LRCA office or you can pay $2 for a one time parking fee at the coin collection box on site or to the trip leader who will pass it on to the LRCA.
If you would like to request or nominate someone for a particular trip or volunteer to lead a trip, please, contact the marianchilds(at)shaw(dot)catrips coordinator.
Nature’s Evening Choristers – Friday, May 12th - 8:00pm
This guided walk will take place at the Mills Block Conservation Area. We will look and listen for frogs and evening songsters. Wear waterproof footwear and warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Meet at the Mills Block Conservation Area parking lot. Contact leader George Holborn at 622-2113 to confirm date and time.
Spring Warblers – Hurkett Cove Conservation Area – Saturday, May 20th
Meet at the Landmark Inn parking lot at 8:00 am. Bring a lunch and appropriate clothing for this day outing. Confirm with leader Tom Mitton 767-6035.
Dorion Canyon Country Birding Fesitval, May 27th-28th
Sold out again! Details at: http://www.dorionbirdfest.ca/index.html
Mills Block Conservation Area Orchids – Saturday, June 3rd
Meet in the Mill’s Block Forest parking lot off John Street Road at 10:00am. We will have an easy 4 k hike in mixed forest with some small hills. Ryan LeBlanc will be our special guest. Bring insect repellent, beverages and a light lunch. Contact leader Bruce Childs 577-1324 to confirm.
Bluebird Bonanza – Friday, June 9th
Join Susan Robinson for this workshop/field trip to check on nesting bluebirds and their broods as part of TBFN’s Bluebird Recovery Program as well as searching for other birds in the Stanley Region.
Mink Mountain – Saturday, June 10th
This is an all day event to explore the trails and treasures of Mink Mountain and its birds. Bring a lunch. Meet at 7:30 am at the SW corner of the Movati Athletic Club parking lot on Arthur St. Contact Brian Moore 344-2986 to confirm.