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Beaverdale Bog Quest of Discovery with Rick Watt and/or Ann-Ida Beck

Saturday, June 29 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Date: Saturday, June 29 at 9am to 11am

Description: The Beaverdale Bog is at the heart of a wetland complex west of the Beaver Valley and northeast of Markdale. Our leaders, Rick Watt and/or Ann-Ida Beck, will take us into this environment of harsh growing conditions and specialized plants for you to discover, and back out again.

Field guides and binoculars may be helpful for species ID.

Rick has the ANSI report on the Beaverdale Bog and can show some of the maps beforehand Relaxed Pace, and moderate difficulty but Walking may, at times, be somewhat challenging in the bog area.

Waterproof boots are recommended.

There will be some mosquitoes.

Maximum Number 8.

To register and receive directions, along with electronic waiver link information, please register with John Dickson at jwdickso@gmail.com

OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August. Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club activities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.