Discover Birds with MMLT - theHumm June 2019
Discover Birds with MMLT - theHumm June 2019
By — Carolyn Piche
Much like some retired humans in our area, songbirds have returned for the season! Unlike most retirees, many of the birds are nesting at High Lonesome Nature Reserve. Anyone who has been to High Lonesome in the springtime knows that it is a bird lover’s paradise. Plan to join the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) on Sunday, June 23 from 10am to 1pm to Discover Birds and their Friends and Foes.
High Lonesome is a 200-acre gem. Located high in the Pakenham hills, it has landforms and ecosystems that provide excellent habitat, food sources and homes for a wide range of bird species. Everything from songbirds and water-loving birds to owls and birds of prey can be found living among its forests, meadows and wetlands.
At this time of year diminutive warblers have made their way from Central America and Mexico and are making High Lonesome their summer home. They are joined around Joel’s Pond by the colour and song of scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and brown thrashers. The pond is also home to turtles, frogs, butterflies, dragonflies and other local critters. June is also an excellent time to see a great array of wildflowers!
High Lonesome is a haven for nature’s finest and a place of tranquility for those of us who visit. Grab your field guides, bring a snack or lunch, and join us for a post-trek discussion at the Welcome Centre. We will share some ideas and tips for seeing wildlife in our part of Ontario. Help us to compile our list of sightings, which will be used to add to the scientific information needed to manage this splendid tract of land and water.
High Lonesome Nature Reserve is one of eight properties conserved by the Land Trust. Over 2,600 acres of ecologically significant land in eastern Ontario have now been protected by MMLT, which is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year.
Admission is just $10 for members and $15 for non-members. High Lonesome Nature Reserve is located at 867 Carbine Road in Pakenham. Advance tickets and directions to High Lonesome are available at mmlt.ca .
Many thanks to sponsors Vamos Outdoors and L.G. Lee and Sons for their generous support of this event.
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