AccessibilityContact UsEmail UsFacebook

The Ostrander Point Crown Land Block get out in the community for a walk

The Ostrander Point Crown Land Block get out in the community for a walk

Date:October 4, 2021
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Babylon Rd and Helmer Rd.
IN THE COMMUNITY   IN THE COMMUNITY

Event Name: Ostrander Point Crown Land Block Event

Address: Babylon Rd and Helmer Rd.

Admission: by donation

Registration: South Shore Events at www.ssji.ca

Amenities: roadside parking, dogs on leash allowed, beware of ticks and poison ivy Website: www.ssji.ca

Contact: cherylanderson23@sympatico.ca Notes: waterproof footwear recommended

Please ensure if too busy / masks are unable to be worn or social distancing can not be maintained you leave the walk  

 

From the 2014 PECFN Bioblitz report: “Much of Ostrander Point conforms to the definition of alvar, a globally imperiled ecosystem, which is a naturally, more or less, open landscape of shallow soils over essentially flat limestone with a cover of herbs and shrubs, with trees absent or not forming a continuous canopy.”

The Ostrander Point Crown Land Block is recommended by SSJI for Conservation Reserve status. Join us in experiencing this rare and endangered landscape.

Meeting at the corner of Babylon Rd. and Helmer Rd., we will explore the Ostrander Point Crown Land Block by walking down the path known as the Met Tower Rd. from Helmer Rd. to the lake.

This should be an easy walk through some wetland, meadow and sparsely wooded areas. Expect to encounter resident and migrating bird species and Monarch butterflies. Bring water, snacks and binoculars if you have them. Sturdy footwear

Admission Fee:by donation