Celebrate this Mother's Day Sunday, May 13th in nature by joining TTLT volunteer property stewards on a free wildflower walk through the lovely Newport Forest. This interpretive hike though the property will feature the many stunning wildflowers that can be found at Newport Forest - if the Virginia Bluebells are in bloom (quite likely but not guaranteed) you are in for a wonderful experience!
This year we are fortunate to have two top-notch hike leaders! Will Van Hemessen is an experienced field botanist and ecological consultant. He will be assisted by Muriel Andreae, formerly with the St. Clair Conservation Authority whom many people know as a leader of past Newport Forest walks. 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 walk will take place rain or shine. Wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes. This is Mother's Day, so be sure to bring your mother (or someone else's!)
For more information please email [email protected]. This event is sponsored by the Thames Talbot Land Trust.
Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Newport Forest (see directions below). Participants are asked to park inside the gate rather than on the road.
Driving Directions: From the London area, follow Longwoods Road (County Road 2) west through Delaware to Wardsville. From the main intersection in Wardsville, turn left (south) onto Hagerty Road. Right after you cross the bridge over the Thames River turn right (west) onto Beattie Line. Follow Beattie Line until it bends at Furnival Road, then take the first right (west) onto Flemming Line. Follow Flemming Line for about 1 kilometer until you reach the property gate on the right (north) side of the road.
About The Newport Forest
The title to Newport Forest was transferred from Omnibus Research Inc. to the Thames Talbot Land Trust in June 2007.
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.
For more information on the property please visit us here: https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/newport_forest
View a YouTube video about Newport Forest prepared by the London Community Foundation.