Join TTLT volunteer property stewards for the 2016 Wildflower Walk at Newport Forest. This expertly guided hike though the property will feature the many beautiful wildflowers that can be found at Newport Forest. Stay for light refreshments after the hike with the property stewards for a chance to ask questions and hear more about the TTLT and Newport Forest.
The 44.5-ha (110 acre) site is located on the south side of the Thames River near Wardsville, Ontario within the Deciduous Forest Zone. Historically, it is ecologically contiguous with the Skunk's Misery area on the north side of the Thames, barely one kilometer's distance over intervening agricultural land. Newport Forest consists of lowland forest, with some upland forest (the Hogsback), meadow, ravine slopes and bluff forests, and floodplain.
Newport Forest is part of a much larger forest complex (dissected by adjoining farmland) known as the Skunk's Misery Complex, which consists of about 4000 acres of forest in various conditions, from the near-pristine to selectively logged.
Historically, the physical relief of these lands appeared during the post-glacial period, emerging from beneath ice-sheets along the proto-Thames River approximately 14,000 years ago. Before the arrival of European settlers in 1830, this area was fully forested except for small areas of prairie and wetlands.
For more information please visit the Newport Forest Property Information Page.
22130 Fleming Line RR#1
Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0
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