A Special SCAVENGER HUNT Edition of the FESTIVAL OF THE WILD CHILD – Sunday, 30 August

  • Start date:
    August 30, 2020, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    August 30, 2020, 6:00 pm
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd., Pakenham

Even a change of date to avoid nasty weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of young nature enthusiasts and their families. Over 115 Wild Children came to explore the trails at High Lonesome to find natural treasures and a few hidden surprises.  Only the excitement of the children and their love of nature could have made such a beautiful summer day, brighter.  Thank you to all who trusted us to keep you and your treasurers safe while they explored.

Special thanks to the creative, hard working team of volunteers who found a way to bring the Wild Child to our community this year!

Note:  Due to an unfortunate weather forecast,  the Festival of the Wild Child – Scavenger Hunt has been moved to it’s RAIN DATE:  30 August

the Festival of the Wild Child this year will see a change in activities that will focus on your safety while encouraging you and your children to fall in love with creative outdoor learning and play.  Join us Saturday, August 29 for a day of woodland fun, a fantastic opportunity for families and ‘social bubbles’ to participate in nature-inspired scavenger hunts.

Thematic scavenger hunts along wooded trails and by ponds to learn, explore and engage with the natural world.   Five unique hunts have been developed on different trails.

Pre-registration is required for this event.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be accepting walk-ins.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY:  CONTACT admin@mmlt.ca with the number of adults and children, preferred Scavenger Hunt and the time of day you’d like to visit, and we’ll call to confirm your reservation.

This event is FREE for children under 18 years. Admission for adults: $10   (Limit of 3 children per adult.)

Scavenger Hunt Trail Descriptions:

Hunt #1 -Pond Life

Identify various pond flora and fauna around Joel’s pond. Camera/Phone necessary.

750 metres. Some exposed roots and loose rocks. Easy trail.

Hunt #2- Magical Fairies

This trail includes hiking, nature observation, reading, counting and creating a fairy environment with found natural elements.

900 metres. Moderate short steep sections.

Hunt #3 – Find the Wild Mammals

Find clues along the trail to help you locate and identify the wild mammals that live at High Lonesome.

2 1/2 kms. Moderate easy climb.

Hunt #4- Beavers at Beaver Pond

This trail tests your observational skills and asks you to answer the beaver related questions at each site.

1320 metres. Moderate short steep sections.

Hunt #5 – Amazing Amphibians and Remarkable Reptiles   

Find the numbered lily pads along the trail, at each site find the hidden photographs.  Then match the animal on your list to the one in the photo. Using the chart provided determine if the animal is a reptile (R) or an amphibian (A).
At the same time you will learn some fun animal facts. Count the cute froggies peeking out at you on your way and what’s that frog calling at the end of the trail?
kms. Easy trail.

Please Note:

  • To ensure Covid – 19 safety protocols are being met timelines are closely monitored.  Late arrives may result in less time on the trail or appointments being cancelled.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time for onsite registration and package pick-up.
  • Please leave your pets at home for this event.

(Rain date is August 30th)

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