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Trail Talk 237 November 9th 2022

The “Mindfulness in Nature” walk on October 29th had a surprise, as it started off with an unexpected bang!  The group had just started to walk slowly, paying attention to the present moment when two Canada geese hunters at the edge of the Maitland River fired at some geese very nearmore…

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Trail Talk 236 November 2nd 2022

On October 22nd was a great warm sunny day for hikers and the Bad thing runners.  While hiking on the Hullett trails I saw some cabbage white butterflies and yellow clouded sulphur butterflies enjoying one of the few flowers still in bloom, a spotted knapweed, which unfortunately is an alienmore…

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Trail Talk 235 October 25th 2022

The weekend  of October 15th and 16th was a great  one for hiking with good weather and splendid fall colours, – the best they have been for several years.  It was also a very busy one on the local trails. On Saturday about 30 hikers from Southern Ontario were hikingmore…

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Trail Talk 232 October 5th 2022

On September 24th and 25th, The Maitland Trail Association held the El Camino 2022;   Auburn to the Goderich Beach  along the Maitland River. On the first day, those doing the full 52 km length of the  trail,  park at Ben Miller and are bused to the trail head in Auburn onmore…

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Trail Talk 231 September 28th 2022

Hugh McGregor had nine hikers on the September 10th walk in the Maitland Woods, two of them had recently moved from Brisbane Australia so were very interested in the Huron County plants. On September 15th Kandyce Affleck from Nature Conservancy Canada lead seven of us on a hike on theirmore…

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Trail Talk 228 August 31st 2022

On Friday August 19th Holly Westbrook lead a group of 16 walkers along the Goderich beach explaining the importance of sand dunes for protection of the shore line.  I found the Dune Planting Guide published by “The Coastal Centre- The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation”  very interesting and informative.more…