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Walking with Giants: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Old Growth Forests

July 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join MTRI on a guided tour of ancient forests along the Four Mile Stillwater trail as we discuss their wildlife, threats and future.

Giant ancient trees tower over you, you sink into thick, soft moss, and birds sing in the distance. There is nothing like standing in an old-growth forest, you can feel the wonder. On top of being especially valuable for conservation these forests often leave their visitors feeling changed, almost like there was magic in the air. Grab your chance to experience the magic and join MTRI on a guided tour of an ancient hemlock forest at the Four Mile Stillwater trail (near Kempt).

During the walk we will explore the beautiful trail along the Medway River (~3 km), discuss the wildlife we see around us, the challenges that old forest faces, give identification tips and share how you can better protect the wildlife around you.

Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the Four Mile Stillwater trail parking lot at 10 a.m.

Our walk is part of MTRI’s Kespukwitk (Southwest Nova Scotia) iNaturalist Competition. Over the next year, we will host 4 seasonal, 2-week-long competitions on the iNaturalist app, a free wildlife identification and community science app. These are fierce but friendly competitions between the municipalities of Annapolis, Digby, Clare, Yarmouth, Argyle, Barrington, Shelburne, Lunenburg and Queens to see who can collect the most wildlife observations. To join, all you must do is log onto iNaturalist and take observations in Kespukwitk during the 2 weeklong competitions.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Four Mile Stillwater Trail
2032 Nova Scotia Trunk 8
Bear River, NS B0T 1B0 Canada
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