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Members Only Outing to Morris Island Conservation Area

Saturday 1 August;  Rain Date Sunday August 2

8:00 AM to. 11:00 AM (approx. 3hrs)

Location: We will meet at the parking lot at Morris Island Conservation Area ($3 Fee to park).

Leaders:  Derek Dunnett and Erik Pohanka

Derek and Erik will lead the group around the Island discussing the trees, plants, birds, herps, insects and other things of interest that the group runs across.  The route will run along an old railroad line for a good portion of the way and therefore will be in full sun exposure that portion.   At the end of the rail line, there is the option to continue into more rugged terrain where a variety of more birds may be seen.  Those not wishing to continue at that point may return along the rail line.  Solid, comfortable closed footwear and ability to walk and stand for the duration of the hike is required.  It can get hot so please bring water to drink, wear a hat, sunscreen and long pants tucked into your socks (poison ivy and ticks).  Binoculars, a hand lens (small personal magnifying glass) and a camera are a good idea if you have them.

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.  Participation will be on a first come first registered basis.   Confirmation emails will be sent.

We will be maintaining physical distancing requirements.  Please bring a non-medical mask in the event the group decides by consensus that this is necessary. 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.

Register at events@mfnc.ca no later than Wednesday July 29th.