A Special SCAVENGER HUNT Edition of the FESTIVAL OF THE WILD CHILD – August 29

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  • Start date:
    August 29, 2020, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    August 29, 2020, 4:00 am
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd., Pakenham

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.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY:  CONTACT admin@mmlt.ca with the number of Adults and children 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   

Match the animal on your list with the photo at each site and learn some fun facts along the way.

2 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 20 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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