Friends of Redtail host night walk

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The Friends of Redtail Society will present a forest night walk on Saturday.

This will be the ninth presentation in the group's "Talking Forests" series, which the Society launched last spring. The educational series for living and learning from the land has included a wide range of topics from identifying and mapping forest communities to growing mushrooms and learning about animals by studying their tracks.

This final event for the spring session is a particularly exciting one. Participants will enter the woods at twilight, and tune into the sound track of the forest's hidden occupants.

The event will start with a short orientation at 7 p.m. at the Winter Lodge, 400 MacBeth Road before heading out on the land to listen and learn. Hot drinks and snacks will be served on return.

The guide for the evening will be Billy MacDonald who has vast knowledge of the area and its wild inhabitants and many years of experience leading groups on night walks. Billy is a board member for Friends of Redtail Society and also the founder of Redtail Nature Awareness, which for more than 20 years led the way in outdoor nature education for youth and adults.

Participants should come dressed for the evening’s weather conditions. Sturdy footwear is recommended. In the event of stormy weather, the outing will be postponed until the following day.

All are welcome. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit friendsofredtail.ca.

Organizations: Redtail Society

Geographic location: 400 MacBeth Road

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