Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen

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07/31/2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Fen Series: Oliphant Fen

  • HikeType Botany Hike
  • PaceTypes Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
  • TerrainTypes Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
  • PaidOuting No


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Hosting Club: Sydenham, Peninsula
Category: Botany Hike
Location (Google Maps): Oliphant Fen - by North Entrance of Lorraine Brown Boardwalk

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

Pace: Leisurely: 3 km/h or less
Terrain: Easy: Mostly flat and good footing.
Distance: 2km

Description

Join the Sydenham and Peninsula Bruce Trail Clubs for a hike series focusing on fens. Fens are unique coastal wetlands occurring along the escarpment, meadow marshes that have conditions that are favourable for a variety of interesting species including orchids.

This easy hiking series will take place at Oliphant Fen, with a visit to Petrel Point on select other dates. Observations count towards the PBTC Orchid Badge.

Come to one of the hikes or several to see how the fens change through the seasons. Carpooling encouraged - contact the hike leader if you are in need of a ride (no guarantees, but attempts will be made to help coordinate). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance of the hike start time.

Please contact Jeannine, the hike leader, if you have any questions or concerns (link on this page).