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Sugar Bush and Chain Lakes Field Trip

July 6 @ 09:15 - 15:30

Join us to explore and consider the role of an organic maple sugar bush in relation to supporting biodiversity. In the morning, Chris Hutchinson will provide a tour of their sugarbush, which borders on the proposed Chain Lakes protected area and we will consider how the two areas might be complimentary. A second aspect to the trip will be to do a short hike (about 2 km) after lunch into Palmer Lake on an old path in the proposed Chain Lakes protected area. Palmer Lake is an attractive forested lake with older forests surrounding it and has been designated an old growth area by the NS Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. You should be in reasonable walking shape. Bring good footwear, a daypack, lunch, and clothes for any weather eventuality. Some bugs are to be expected. Include binoculars and nature phone apps as we can also document species we observe in the area.

The trip is free, but space is limited, and you must reserve a spot ahead by e mailing: alan.h.warner@gmail.com. Alan will follow up with more details for the day. July 7 is a rain date. The group will carpool and the carpool meet up will be the commuter parking lot at exit 13/route 12/Kentville. It is on the southeast corner of the exit.


July 6
09:15 - 15:30


Hutchinson’s Sugar Bush and Chain Lakes Protected Area