Join us on October 3rd for a FREE hike at Joany's Woods and help us collect Autumn Olive berries.
Autumn Olive is a non-native invasive plant that takes over grassland ecosystems, pushing out native species. Picking the berries helps to stop the spread of this plant by removing the seed source. The berries are edible and we're collecting them to make a delicious jelly as part of our Eat Your Enemy program.
What to expect:
The hike is approximately 4km and we'll be going at a gentle pace with plenty of time for berry collecting along the way. The trail is generally flat although with a moderate hill at the entrance/exit. This event will go ahead rain or shine, but will be cancelled in the event of thunderstorms (we will email participants if this happens).
Free transportation will be provided from London, or you can meet us on site at Joany's Woods. Please note there are no facilities on site - the bus will be stopping at the Tim Hortons in Parkhill for a washroom break, both on the way there and the way back.
No experience necessary - we will show you how to identify Autumn Olives and provide ziplock bags for collecting the berries. We will also give out a recipe for jelly and you can take home some berries to try your hand at jelly making.
Limited spaces available. Please RSVP below to secure your spot.
10am: Bus departing from King Street opposite Budweiser Gardens
11:30am: Hike starts from Boothill Rd./Elliot Dr. entrance to Joany's Woods
1:30pm: Bus departs from Joany's Woods
3:00pm: Bus arrives back on King Street
What to bring:
Please be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes like running shoes, hiking boots, or rubber boots - no sandals please. Dress for the weather and bring whatever sunscreen, insect repellent etc. you need.
Thank you TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding our Eat Your Enemy program!
Corner of Boothill Rd and Elliot Dr
Thedford, ON N0M 2N0
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