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Forest Hike Series

ESA - Forest Hike Westminster Ponds

Forest Hike Series with ReForest London

Our Hikes Series has now begun for 2018! See below for the remaining hike dates.

During Summer 2017, ReForest London welcomed many people to celebrate Ontario Forests with our Forest Hike Series for Ontario and Canada's 150th Birthday! Our hikes were held in the Forest City, throughout the months of May to July, many taking place in Environmentally Significant Areas. 

We will be continuing to offer public hikes this summer, for Londoners keen on learning more about the natural areas London has. Forest Hike Series dates are listed below.

This year, we will be leading hikes in London's ESAs, but also in Harris Park, to provide those with accessibility needs the opportunity to participate as well!

Did You Know?

In the City of London, 21 natural areas are currently designated as “Environmentally Significant Areas” or ESAs. These areas exist within both agricultural and urban settings and include wetlands, forests and meadows as well as river corridors and valleylands and significant wildlife habitat. 

Special thanks to the Government of Ontario for funding this program, and to our hike partner, Thames Valley Trail Association, who has provided hike leaders to lead some of the hikes in the series.

Photo Credit: Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

2018 Hike Series Dates Below!

Date

Time

Location

Topic/Theme

Leader

Tuesday, August 7

6:30-8pm

Westminster Ponds (944 Western Counties Road)

Ecosystem Diversity

Brad

Wednesday, August 8

6:30-8pm

Killaly Meadows (868 Windermere Road)

Invasive Species

Brad

Thursday, August 9

6:30-8pm

Harris Park (531 Ridout Street N.)

Tree Species within the Carolinian Forest

Brad

Thursday, August 30

6:30-8pm

Westminster Ponds (944 Western Counties Road)

Tree ID - Bark

Susan


Please arrive at the meeting site at least 15 minutes before the outing is to begin in order to sign in, receive a safety talk and sign a waiver form. \

Past Hikes:

Date

Time

Location

Leader

Friday, July 13 6:30-8pm Killaly Meadows (868 Windermere Road) Brad
Saturday, July 14 9:30-11am Meadowlily Woods (34 Meadowlily Road S.) Brad
Thursday, July 19 6:30-8pm Westminster Ponds (944 Western Counties Road) Brad
Wednesday, July 25 6:30-8pm Meadowlily Woods (34 Meadowlily Road S.) Brad