Joint ECSONG/OFNC (Ottawa Field Naturalist Club) Tour of the the Baxter Conservation Area
FREE: All are Welcome.
WHEN: Saturday December 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
WHERE: Meet at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Workshop (a.k.a. Baxter Workshop) 2022 Dilworth Rd, Kars, ON K0A 2E0
WHAT: Baxter Conservation Area, at the southern edge of Ottawa along the Rideau River, offers various habitats to explore: mature forest, open field, riverbank, marsh, and an experimental nut grove with many different nut tree species. We aim to visit all of these habitats as an early winter general interest hike. While the tour guide will focus on plants, there will also be stops to enjoy and discuss anything of interest to attendees such as birds, animal tracks, etc.
Don't forget to dress for the weather conditions. For those who may not want to stay for the whole tour, the visit to the experimental nut grove is scheduled to be the first stop on the tour.
ECSONG Winter Meeting and AGM
FREE: All are welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Kathy Ablett Room, Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa. This community centre is in McCarthy Park close to the intersection of McCarthy Road and Paul Anka Drive.
WHAT: Two and a half hours of presentations on subjects related to nut trees followed by a very brief ECSONG AGM that will include the election of Board Members and Officers for the years 2024 - 2025
SNACKS: Beverages (tea, coffee, and water) will be supplied by ECSONG but members are asked to bring some item, preferably nut-based, as a potluck snack.