Trail Talk

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…

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Trail Talk 227 August 24th 2022

Some interesting insects in our garden were a black swallowtail caterpillar on a dill plant and a black swallowtail butterfly. The spicebush swallowtail butterfly is similar to a black swallowtail except its ‘tail’ is much longer.  I also saw a butterfly which I first mistook for a small monarch, untilmore…