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Discover Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve-in April

Sunday, April 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Trailhead and sign at the Kinghurst Forest reserve

The rustle of maple leaves in the wind far above your head and the smell of wild leek below your feet are only a few of the delights you will encounter at the Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve.

This 356 hectare (880 acre) nature reserve in Grey County contains a remarkable mature maple-beech forest that is a rare example of pre-settlement woodlands in Southern Ontario.

A spectacular show of wildflowers greets visitors in the spring, as do provincially rare plants such as Hart’s-tongue fern.

Join Anita to walk the trails here. She loves to walk here with her camera at the ready, and has room in her car for three passengers. Details provided when you register for the event. Of course, you are also welcome to drive up and meet at the forest.  It’s about 1.5 hours from Kitchener.

Directions: To visit Kinghurst Forest, follow Highway 6 north from Durham and turn west on County Road 25. Travel about six kilometers to Concession 6 and turn north. Just past a side road on your left you will see a driveway on the right marked by an Ontario Nature sign that leads to an enclosed parking area with a cedar fence and red gate. Please park to the right of the driveway and avoid blocking the entrance.

Hart’s tongue fern — early growth stage
The hart’s tongue fern is the only native fern that hasn’t got divided leaves. Spot it in damp, shady areas of woodland.


Sunday, April 28
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve
Grey road 25 and concession road 6 Ontario Canada + Google Map
Attendance: 15

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