Author Archives: Mark Whitcombe

Riverside Woods Field Trip

Riverside Woods – Headwaters Nature Field Trip: 2023 December 2nd Ron Jasiuk led a wonderful and wonder-filled field trip. The plan was to wander the trails of the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s recently acquired Riverside Woods Nature Preserve looking for and identifying plants, animals, fungi and anything else that would catch our the interest. The plan was thwarted by snow that completely blanketed the ground and transformed the late fall landscape into a snow covered wonderland. Two hours was not enough time to fully explore the preserve so we definitely need to return again. Highlights: During the 2h, 5km walk our group of 10 passed through a very mature White Pine plantation, several meadows, a bottom-land hardwood forest, several White Cedar stands and a large hillside dominated by Equisetum (Horsetail). Our group included Headwaters Nature members and members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) and of the Mono Nordic Ski Club…. Read more »

The Golden Spike at Crawford Lake: field trip

On Thursday, November 2nd, Mark Whitcombe will lead a field trip to the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, just south of Campbellville (south of the 401 and west of Milton). As of Tuesday October 31st, we have a dozen members coming, with two car-pools set up. (Please note that the date for this trip is still Thursday November 2nd at 10 A.M., not the incorrectly reported date of two days later. See you at Crawford Lake this coming Thursday!) The Field Trip to the Golden Spike: We’ll arrive at Crawford Lake Conservation Area (Halton Region CA) for 10 A.M. next Thursday November 02, 2023.  We are arranging how much each car and driver has to pay, and how much each participant has to pay.  (Headwaters Nature is not paying for this field trip. As individuals, we are covering the costs ourselves. We are getting a cheaper rate through a Group Booking…. Read more »