Meeting Location: At the far north end of Kedey Street in Fitzroy Harbour. Please note that there is no vehicle entry to the Park (and no entrance fee!) at this time of the year. We will be walking into the park from the street. Parking is available.
please no dogs for any MFNC outing.
(Please note that there is one outhouse at about the halfway on the walk.)
Leader: Karen Kruger
Karen, a former MFNC Board member has led outings to Fitzroy in previous years but unlike those times, due to COVID, if you want to hot chocolate or a snack, we can do this while socially distancing outside along the way.
This is about a two-hour walk. It is a mostly flat walk of about 5 kilometres round trip through forest and mixed habitat. There is only one small steep hill which I am assured should not prove difficult for anyone. This is a family friendly outing (1.5 out of 5 difficulty rating) and there is no real focus other than to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the winter surroundings.
Walking conditions at this time of year can be extremely variable. Anything from snowshoes to big cleats to little cleats to just boots may be recommended. We will keep an eye on the conditions and let the participants know near the end of the week what they might expect. Please bring water to drink or a thermos of hot chocolate and a small snack, and of course, dress for the weather. Binoculars are useful but not essential, a camera is always a nice idea if you have one and perhaps some seeds to hand feed the Chickadees along the way.
A note about Covid: Participant numbers will be restricted to those allowed by local Health bylaws so register early and only if you truly know you can come. You may register yourself and anyone in your own household only.
We will be maintaining physical distancing requirements. Please bring and wear a mask in case physical distancing is not possible. Please see the new COVID pre-field trip questionnaire on the next page. Yes, you should answer on behalf of all those who are registering from your household. Participation will be on a first come first registered basis to those who have included the COVID statement in their registration email. Confirmation emails will be sent.
Please do not come if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19. Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated. Also please ensure that you notify us (via email@example.com ) if you later find that you have come into contact with Covid 19.
Register for this outing at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your full name) no later than Thursday February 17th.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club Pre-trip COVID-19 Questionnaire
Dear potential field trip participant,
We know that field trips have been an appreciated feature of your Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club membership and while we have had to scale down our numbers to keep participants and leaders safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are glad to have been able to keep them running for some of that time. We will resume our trips with one change while the risk of spreading COVID-19 continues: Field trip participants will be required to complete a pre- trip questionnaire.
- Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever/feverish, new or existing cough, difficulty breathing, new loss or decrease in sense of taste or smell, runny nose, sneezing (non-allergy related), hoarse voice, nasal congestion, chills, headache, unexplained fatigue or malaise, difficulty swallowing, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pink eye?
- Have you traveled internationally or had close contact with anyone who has travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days?
- Have you had close contact with anyone with respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days without wearing the required or recommended PPE (e.g. goggles, gloves, mask and gown)?
|To register, please read, copy and paste the following paragraph in an email to the Field Trip Coordinator at email@example.com.
“I have read the Macnamara Field Naturalists Pre-field trip Questionnaire and have answered “NO” to all questions. I further understand that I am required to wear a mask for the duration of the outing and to maintain a physical distance of six feet (6’) /two metres with anyone outside my household.”
The Field Trip Coordinator will advise you by email if you have forgotten to include the statement but cannot hold your place in the registration queue until your statement has been received.
Prior to or on the day of the field trip: Please review this questionnaire. If you answer “YES” to any questions in the questionnaire above, do not attend this field trip and please contact the Field Trip Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to deregister you so that someone on the waiting list may take your place. You do not have to report any of the answers to the questionnaire; Just request to be removed from the list.
During the two weeks after attending a field trip: If you experience any of the symptoms in question #1 or you test positive for COVID-19, please notify the Field Trip Coordinator at email@example.com so that other participants may be informed of their potential exposure. Your confidentiality will be respected.
THANK YOU – YOUR COOPERATION WILL HELP KEEP US ALL SAFE