Fall Flowers Identification & Hike
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In the fall, we are lucky enough to witness an epic transformation of colour outdoors! Some of these colours come from our local wildflowers as they showcase their blooms one final time before the snow flies. Join us for a hike at the Jeffery-Cowan Forest Preserve where Sarah will guide us through an exploration of the trails and point out some of our native and non-native fall flowers.
Bring your person, your mate, or befriend someone new for a walk in the woods!
Due to COVID-19, spaces will be restricted to 20 attendees to reduce the risk of transmission.
- Solid footwear such as hiking boots or sturdy shoes
- Clothing suitable for day-of weather conditions
- Small bag to carry your personal items
- Water or drink of choice
- Camera (optional but you’re going to want to take some pictures!)
- Guide books (optional)
* Face shields do NOT count as a substitute. Please wear an approved absorbent mask which covers nose, mouth, and chin. If you are not sure if your face covering passes, please see this Peterborough Public Health guideline: Non-Medical Masks/Face Coverings
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, Lawrence Newcomb, 1989
iNaturalist (smartphone application)
Why We Partner with Kawartha Land Trust
Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is the only non-government charitable organization committed to protecting land, conserving the natural environment and enhancing the quality of life in the Kawarthas. They currently protect 22 properties comprising more than 4,700 acres of important, diverse types of land. On some of these diverse natural properties are trails open for the public to get out and connect with nature!
With the community's support, the Kawartha Land Trust continues to secure and manage sensitive natural areas in the Kawarthas. There are a variety of ways you can help KLT protect and preserve land in the Kawarthas forever. Whether it’s through a single or monthly donation, planned gift or gift of land, or with a gift of time by joining our team of volunteers, you can help to protect the land you love! To learn more or to donate to KLT, please visit kawarthalandtrust.org/you-can-help.
About the Jeffery-Cowan Forest Preserve
Making up the eastern extent of the Stony Lake Trails network, the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve encompasses one of the largest undeveloped stretches of shoreline on Stony Lake. Visitors can hike to the highest point that surrounds the lake and enjoy the scenic view that awaits at the very top.
This outstanding and iconic site typifies the treasured and exclusive landscape of Stony Lake. The forest here is comprised of large older growth White Pines and White Oak which is significant because these species are rare to the area.