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Trail Talk 224 July 13-20th 2022

The bench in memory of Tom Lobb was another very recent addition on the George G. Newton Nature Reserve. Helen Lobb submitted this remembrance of Tom, ”In a phrase as quoted by Steve Bowers “Tom was a true champion of the Woods!” Tom had an amazing amount of knowledge about plants,more…

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Trail Talk 223 June 20-27th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was a very recent addition on the George G. Newton Nature Reserve Trail. The bench was built by Bob Budd in honour of his friend Bill Johnston.  It features white cedar planks from Bob’s farm, finished with beeswax collected from Bill’s bees. Itmore…

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Trail Talk 222 June 22nd 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was a bench on the Naftel’s Creek Conservation area blue trail. The very creative bench this week was only installed this year on one of the area’s shorter trails. Unfortunately vandals removed the only bench on the Front road trail, which was shown in Trailmore…

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Trail Talk 221 June 8-15 2022

A short spell of  hot weather brought out those little mosquitoes that love your blood.  Apart from the great variety of repellents the other thing worth considering is to wear light coloured (white or pale yellow) clothing, or the various styles of “bug jackets”, which have the disadvantage of makingmore…

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Trail Talk 220 June 1st 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench in memory of Patrick King in the Maitland Woods. His daughter Sephanie wrote this memory of him, “After his retirement and probably more so in his 70’s dad would walk each day though the woods, sometimes twice a day (hemore…

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Trail talk 219 May25th 2022

The bench in last week’s trail talk was the bench on the Lobb trail near the plaque commemorating Dorothy Marie Bogie who died suddenly on her 77th birthday, January 8th 2021 while enjoying a beautiful day outdoors with friends. On May 17th I completed one year of keeping a Naturalistmore…