Winter Adventures in the Minesing Wetlands

Join the Friends of Minesing Wetlands for a winter adventure in the Minesing Wetlands!

We will lead a snowshoe on February 28 to the Mad River heronry. See “Eventbrite” link below for directions to the meeting point.

Snacks, water, warm drinks and warm clothing are essential. The snowshoe will take approximately 3 hours, which includes breaks for historical and ecological interpretation. Departure time is 9:30 a.m.

Please register for the events with the links below. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $5 student.

February 28 – Snowshoe to the Minesing Wetlands Heronry

Eventbrite - Snowshoe with the Friends of Minesing Wetlands

For more information contact Naomi Saunders

Second Snowshoe to Minesing Heronry

The Friends of Minesing Wetlands will be leading a second snowshoe to the Minesing Wetlands heronry on Saturday March 1, from 10am until approximately 2pm. Departure is from the corner of Glengarry and Ronald Road.

The snowshoe is a moderate hike to the current Great Blue Heron nesting site in the Minesing Wetlands. This heronry is one of Southern Ontario’s oldest and was once one of the largest. The nesting sites are located close to the Nottawasaga River levee where more stable trees provide nesting habitat for these big birds!

The FOMW are supporting afforestation initiatives in the Minesing Wetlands by collecting Hackberry tree seeds, which will act as nursery crop for tree planting projects aimed at bolstering tree cover in the wetlands. Improving forest habitat for will benefit birds, fish and other wildlife.

To be a part of this special look at the Minesing Wetlands contact

The cost of this trip is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.  If you are interested in further supporting the Minesing Wetlands, our yearly membership is $20 and includes a Conservation Lands Pass from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.