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Sunday, September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Leader: Tyler Hampton (226-507-1280; email@example.com)
When: September 22, 2019, Sunday at 11 am.
Where: Snyder’s Flats Conservation Area, 1360 Snyders Flats Road, Bloomingdale, ON N0B 1K0. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Snyders Flats road (there is a barrier preventing further driving) after first passing the Mennonite Church.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours; Walk approx 3.6 km loop (can be shortened to 2.4 km loop)
What: Snyder’s Flats has been one of my favorite spots this year. There are a variety of habitats: restored gravel quarries (home to the regularly spotted Horned Lark), farm fields (with Eastern Meadowlark), hardwood forest, aspen forest (the favorite of warblers), and wetlands and ponds along the banks of the Grand River. The 3.6 km loop trail can be muddy in places but is gentle except for fording a creek. We’ll loop counter-clockwise around the property and end at the Osprey Nest at the west end of Snyders Flats road. Dress for the weather. Hopefully we’ll catch some early migrating waterfowl. There are no washrooms on the property. No entry fee.