Discover the Wonder of Warblers, May 26

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  • Start date:
    May 26, 2018, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    May 26, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd.

On Saturday, May 26th, the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is providing an opportunity to Discover the Wonder of Warblers.  Bring binoculars, and be ready to crane your neck, and cup your ears.  The diminutive warblers are on their way back to, and through, High Lonesome Nature Reserve, to breed in its forests (these ARE Wood Warblers, after all) or to feed before carrying on to the far north, and west.

Most of the 25-30 species that visit or stay at High Lonesome, weigh between 8 and 20 grams.  Tiny little insect eating energy balls, the warblers make the long trek back from South and Central America to breed. Their spring colours are vibrant as are their warbles.

Be ready to wonder at these feathery world travellers, and learn a little about how High Lonesome provides a welcome refuge for so many.

You’ll spend two hours wandering the trails of this gem of a nature preserve, observing the High Lonesome warblers, and other avian visitors.   Led by ecologist and nature enthusiast Art Goldsmith, who travels the continent following warblers and other creatures, our trek will reveal a few of their needle-billed secrets.

High Lonesome Nature Reserve is one of six properties conserved by the Land Trust.  Over 2,500 acres of ecological significant land in eastern Ontario have now been protected by MMLT, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

This event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. sharp on May 26th.  Admission is $10.  Waterproof footwear is recommended because the ground can still be quite wet this time of year.  Participation is limited to 25 people to provide an optimum experience, so advance registration is required.  Please order your ticket using the form below because they’re likely to go fast.  Tickets will not be available at the gate.

Discover the Wonder of Warblers10.00 CAD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

High Lonesome is located at 867 Carbine Rd. in Pakenham.  Take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village, turn on Waba Road and continue west for 2.9 km.  Turn left on Barr Side Road and travel for 1.6 km.  Take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road.