Celebrate Earth Day….and join the Amphibian Chorus as thousands of vociferous frogs and trilling toads fill the evening air with their love calls. Pond and wetlands come alive as these marvellous creatures, having spent the winter under a blanket of snow on the forest floor, break their silence and herald the warmth of spring. Owls, too, will have their nocturnal voice – or voices – as they hoot, hiss and cackle in the woodlands. In the field or on the trail, if we are watchful and fortunate, we may even witness male woodcocks sky dancing in courtship flight.
Night Sounds opens with a brief introduction before we venture in the twilight down to the pond and into the cedar forests and wetlands along the Ballyduff Trail. We will return to South Pond for a fireside supper prepared in the stone oven. Happy Earth Day!
Your Guide: Dan Bone – is a retired outdoor education teacher – Island Natural Science School (Toronto). Dan is a volunteer owl and amphibian surveyor for Bird Studies Canada, a Project Wild Leader and a member of the Kawartha Field Naturalists.
6:30 Welcome & Orientation
6:45 Guided walk – pond, cedar forest and wetlands.
8:30 Food & Fire
Essential: warm, weatherproof clothing and footwear – boots recommended.
Highly recommended: flashlight or headlamp.
Snacks Around The Fire
Assorted Wood Oven Farm “Pide’s”,
(using the best our Farm & Friends have to offer )
Maple Smoked Chocolate, Danielle’s Blueberries, “S'mores”