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Coves Hike – Swallowtail Grove

Hike will be through Swallowtail Grove from the entrance to the Thames River (under the bridge) and back.

Meeting place: at Horton St. and Springbank Dr. (west side of intersection)
When: Monday, July 31st. 5:00-6:30pm

Join the hike to connect with a unique area with the Coves, whether you have been before and never seen this part of London before it is a beautiful area to visit. New and experienced hikers welcome! Family Friendly!

Hope to see you there!

Things you may want to bring, or wear:
– Water
– Sunscreen (forecast – 30 degrees Celsius, full sun)
– Hat
– Binoculars
– Camera

For more information or questions contact:
Bonnie Stocking
Communication and Outreach Intern
519-640-5397
friendsofthecoves@gmail.com

Reforest London: Forest Hike Series

Killally Meadows (ESA)
868 Windermere Road

Theme: The future of our forests: invasive species, climate change, and ongoing conservation efforts in our area

Hike Leader: Victoria Kacer, ReForest London
Co-Leader: Thames Valley Trail Association

Length: 1.5 hours, 2.70 km
Pace: Moderate
Type: Loop
Terrain: Very easy. Well-defined trails. Mostly flat terrain. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet.

Meeting Location: You can find us at the end of Windermere Rd. by the parking lot (868 Windermere Rd) 30 minutes before the hike start time. We will be leaving the office at the advertised hike start time.

Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1avItqRLny1oHM5aeruOgJ05U6WU&usp=sharing

Accessibility: There is a marked trail, it can be uneven and muddy in places. Closed-toe shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Dress for the weather conditions.

Our hike will also explore the common and most threatening invasive species in our forests, forest succession and ongoing conservation efforts in our area and in our ESAs. Hope to see you there!

ReForest London: Forest Hike Series

Meadowlily Woods (ESA)
34 Meadowlily Road S.

Theme: 
The history of Ontario’s forests and how they’ve changed over time

Hike Leader: Victoria Kacer, ReForest London
Co-Leader: Thames Valley Trail Association

Length: 1.5 hours, 3.23 km
Pace: Moderate
Type: Loop
Terrain: Easy hike. Well-defined trails. Some hills. some rough spots or obstacles. Hiking Boots are recommended.

Meeting Location: You can find us at the entrance to Meadowlily Woods ESA (34 Meadowlily Rd. S.) 30 minutes before the hike start time. We will be leaving the office at the advertised hike start time.

Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YeWYbuIzF2bi-UYdTX1vbnJ9Ef4&usp=sharing

Accessibility: There is a marked trail, it can be uneven and muddy in places. Closed-toe shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Dress for the weather conditions.

Our hike will also explore the history of Ontario and London’s forests and how they have changed over time. We will also explore some geomorphology of the Meadowlily Woods ESA. Hope to see you there!

ReForest London: Forest Hike Series

Westminster Ponds (ESA)
944 Western Counties Road

Theme: 
Forest Ecology and Trees of London

Hike Leader: Victoria Kacer, ReForest London
Co-Leader: Thames Valley Trail Association

Length: 1.5 hours, 3.43 km
Pace: Moderate
Type: Loop
Terrain: Easy hike. Well-defined trails. Mostly flat terrain, with some hills.

Meeting Location: You can find us at the ReForest London Office (944 Western Counties Rd) 30 minutes before the hike start time. We will be leaving the office at the advertised hike start time.

Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S-a0KPE3j9f_VaO0LKgFXC1wIFs&usp=sharing

Accessibility: There is a marked trail, it can be uneven and muddy in places. Closed-toe shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Dress for the weather conditions.

Our hike will also explore the natural significance of the Westminster Ponds ESA, talking about tree species, forest ecology, birds and wetlands. Hope to see you there!