May 22, 2016

May 22, 2016

Early bird walk in Happy Valley Forest

Timing:  Sun. May 22, 6:30 am (2 hr)

Our crazy weather (with spring in January and winter in April) does not affect our marvellous songbirds. They are arriving on schedule and the Happy Valley Forest is filling up with birds!

The best way to really appreciate them is to come out 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.

Meet the Loves at dead end of 7th Concession Road, about 1 km north of where it intersects with16th Sideroad in King Township.

From nearest town Nobleton:  One approach is to follow King Road east out of Nobleton, turn north (left) at the second rural road (7thConcession is last one before Weston Rd), and go roughly 4 km north, which is about 1 km north of where it sharply curves to the right.

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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