CANCELLED Spring Ephemeral Series: Fossil Glen

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04/27/2024 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

CANCELLED Spring Ephemeral Series: Fossil Glen

  • HikeType Botany Hike
  • PaceTypes Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
  • TerrainTypes Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Sydenham
Category: Botany Hike
Location (Google Maps): Due to limited parking at the hike location, participants are encouraged to meet at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema parking lot for 1pm, and carpool from there. Meet at the tall “Galaxy Centre” sign next to the traffic lights.

Hike Leader(s): Jeannine Kralt Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Moderate: Some hills and/or poor footing
Distance: 3km


The third and final hike in our series of spring ephemeral hikes - this area has a wide variety of spring ephemerals, including both native Dicentra species, Spring Beauties, Trout Lilies, and Wild Ginger, amongst others. We'll see what we can find. We'll be completing a loop including the Frank Holley Side Trail. Portions of this trail are rocky, with some up and downhill sections - good footwear is a must.

This leisurely hike will be a classic Discovery Hike, with a focus on spring wildflowers - participants are encouraged to ask questions, and we'll briefly stop to look at things we find. This section also has interesting fossils, which can briefly be discussed if participants are interested. Photographers welcome. There is a chance that this hike might be moved slightly, given the warmer end to winter this year (it's been hard to predict timing). Participants will be contacted in advance if that is to be the case.

This hike also appears in Ron Savage's book Exploring Sydenham - sufficient time will be available to locate the code.

Carpooling encouraged - get in touch with the hike leader if you are in need of a ride. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time, by 1pm if meeting at the carpool location. An email confirming conditions will be sent out in advance of the hike. Please contact Jeannine via the hike leader contact form should there be any questions or concerns.