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Hamilton Naturalists Club - Trail Outings

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Event: Hamilton Naturalists Club - Trail Outings
Trail: Bruce Trail
Date: 2021-04-12 to 2021-12-12
Abstract: The Hamilton Naturalist's Club meets monthly, September through May, usually on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held at 7:30 PM, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington. (See note about free parking). Come early for social and refeshments.
Type: Birding
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd West Burlington Ontario L7T 4H4 Directions
Online URL: http://www.hamiltonnature.org/activities/fieldevents.htm
Cost: $ 35.00

MOSSES AND FOREST PLANTS IN THE SPENCER GORGE, DUNDASFollow the Bruce Trail along the Spencer Gorge to Webster’s Falls with Terry Carleton, our Conservation Director. Bring a hand lens to examine the plants and a camera for macro photos. Sturdy waterproof footwear is essential as the trail is rough in places and may be wet. There is one tricky spot requiring a rope handhold, so this hike is NOT suitable for disabled walkers. The distance to the falls is approx. 4 km, but you might like to bring a lunch and eat it at the top of the falls, then continue to Tews falls and the Dundas peak, finishing about 3pm. You could also leave one car at Webster’s Falls, if car-pooling, to avoid retracing steps back. Please dress warmly. Storm date is Sunday same time.This is an ecologically sensitive area, no specimen collecting. Directions: Meet at 10am, just off King St. W. along Woodley Lane,(the road to the Dundas Golf and Curling Club), which is on the left immediately before the railway bridge as you go up the hill out of Dundas towards Greensville. Park along the side of the road.Leader: Terry Carleton (905) 515 4101 e-mail: terry.carleton@utoronto.ca