May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

EARLY BIRD WALK IN HAPPY VALLEY FOREST

Timing:

May 31/15 (Sunday) at 6:30 am. (2 hrs)

Description:

(2 – 3 km)

Birds are in the news these days. And that news is not good. A recent "Nature of Things" special and a new film called "The Messenger" at Hot Docs both looked at the alarming decline of songbirds.

Among the things suggested YOU can do for birds is get out there and see them.

The Happy Valley Forest is a haven for birds, including those in steep decline. Join Ann and David Love on an early morning walk to see and learn about birds. Spring migration will still be happening and as always, we never know what we might see.

But we do know you’ll enjoy a glorious walk in a spectacular forest!

Because the forest is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, there are plenty of small hills and valleys.  The terrain will be moderate in difficulty, and the pace will be easy & comfortable for the average hiker.

Bring a water bottle, your camera & binoculars if you have them.

After the hike: consider going for coffee and/or breakfast at the nearby Pine Farms Orchard café which opens at 9 am.

Hike Leader:

David Love is a lifelong birdwatcher & environmentalist. Ann Love is a local artist & writer. Both have lived in the area for many years, and love to share their intimate knowledge of the forest and its avian inhabitants.

Contact for HVHTA:  Mark van Stempvoort (markvanstemp AT yahoo DOT ca)

Directions:

Meet the Loves at the junction of the 7th Concession Road and the 16th Sideroad in King Township.

One approach is to follow King Road east out of Nobleton, turn north (left) at the second rural road (last one before Weston Rd), and go roughly 3 km north to where it sharply curves to the right.

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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