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Butterfly Catching Nature Hike

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17 Meadowlily Rd S

17 Meadowlily Road South

London, ON N6M 1C3

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W.E.A.N. Community Centre, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, and Thames Talbot Land Trust present the Butterfly Catching Nature Hike

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Join us for a family-friendly adventure in the forests and meadows of Meadowlily ESA and Meadowlily Nature Preserve of London, ON to learn about native wildlife and to try to catch butterflies!

This event is a part of the Diversifying Conservation series aimed at providing Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour the opportunity to engage and connect with nature safely and with reduced barriers to access.

The Butterfly Catching Nature Hike will take place Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 11am-3pm with four 1-hr time slots available – select the time that works best for you! Each group will start with a nature hike where participants will fill in nature bingo cards as they learn about native plant and animal species in the forest of Meadowlily ESA and the meadow of Meadowlily Nature Preserve. From there, participants will stay in the meadow to learn about native butterflies and have the chance to try and catch some on their own! Participants will also have the chance to create their own seed balls to take home and plant in their yard/garden. An Arabic interpreter will be available for this event.

Please wear: sunscreen, insect repellant, long pants, close-toed shoes, a mask, hand sanitizer and anything else you may need to protect yourself from ticks, COVID-19, and the sun. Participants are asked to wear a mask throughout the event if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Hand sanitizer, disposable masks, and insect repellent will be available at registration.

Snacks and drinks will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle.

IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that they may encounter ticks at Meadowlily ESA and Meadowlily Nature Preserve. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing (i.e. long pants tucked into socks, close-toed shoes) and insect repellent. See the Tick Safety & Awareness sheet for more details. Be sure to check for ticks before leaving the site and once you get home. More information on ticks can be found here.

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Location

17 Meadowlily Rd S

17 Meadowlily Road South

London, ON N6M 1C3

Canada

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Organizer Thames Talbot Land Trust

Organizer of Butterfly Catching Nature Hike

The Thames Talbot Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2000, that secures and protects lands of natural and cultural significance in Middlesex, Elgin, Perth and Oxford Counties for future generations.

Passport to Nature is a project to showcase these properties, enhance public appreciation of natural areas and invite support for the securement and stewardship of additional properties

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