Plants of Constance Bay Sandhills

Saturday 19 August

Difficulty: 2/5 (A few rises, and walking in sand can be awkward)

Meet at: Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre

Ample parking, here:

Leader:  Jakob Mueller

Description: Today, a pine plantation known as the “Torbolten Forest” occupies most of the Constance Bay peninsula, an area once known as “The Sand Hills”. Historically, this site was a scrub savanna, a largely open habitat with scattered pine trees and clumps of shrubs. Many of this habitat’s unique species can still be found along trail edges and in clearings. This hike will showcase various native grasses, forbs, and shrubs, as well as the missing ecological relationships from this lost ecosystem.

Solid, comfortable closed toe footwear 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 and a camera are always a good idea if you have them.

A note about Covid:  While COVID restrictions have eased, you are still asked to maintain physical distancing.  Please bring and wear a mask where physical distancing is not possible.  Please do not come if you are ill or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 or have been told to isolate.

Register for this outing ASAP but not later than Thursday 17 August

You may register yourself and anyone in your own household only. Confirmation emails will be sent.  Please do not assume you are registered if you have not received and email. Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated.

Please include the full names of all in your household who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.