Spring Ephemerals and Wildflowers (near Strathroy) with Gwyneth Govers

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Spring Ephemerals and Wildflowers (near Strathroy) with Gwyneth Govers on Saturday, May 11th 2019 (9:50am)

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Spring Ephemerals and Wildflowers (near Strathroy) with Gwyneth Govers on Saturday, May 11th 2019 (9:50am)

Strathroy Conservation Area, located in the heart of Strathroy Ontario, is part of a large trail network of wetland and floodplain forest on the Sydenham River. This property and the included reservoir are managed by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority.

Our walk will explore the skunk cabbage boardwalk, as well as the rich forest understory for spring wildflowers including violets, trilliums, spring beauty (Claytonia spp.), bloodroot, and trout lily (Erythronium americanum). We will discuss the life history and reproductive adaptations of these early flowering, charismatic species. There is a picnic area near the parking lot where we can eat lunch.

The trail is rated as moderate difficulty, generally due to muddiness. We will be staying strictly on the trails. If water levels in the reservoir are high or there has been a lot of rain, some sections of the trails may be lightly flooded. If flooding is higher than acceptable levels, our backup site is Coldstream Conservation Area which also has excellent spring ephemerals.

Note: For those that register through Eventbrite, we have allowed for a refund period of up to 7 days before the trip. That means you may still sign up for trips ahead of time even if you aren’t sure of your plans, and as long as you request a refund through Eventbrite before that time, you will receive a full refund. Cancelling your Eventbrite ticket also allows us to open your spot on the trip to people on the wait list. If an event is listed as SOLD OUT, you can still put yourself on the wait list, and if someone else gives up their spot, we will contact the waitlist to offer the spot(s). As always, you will need to sign the trip waiver, which from now on will be provided by the trip rep at the start of every trip.

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