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Science & NatureHigh Lonesome: Take a 'Walk on the wild side'

High Lonesome: Take a ‘Walk on the wild side’

On Sunday, September 10, MMLT once again is delighted to offer the community an opportunity to take a walk along the wilderness trails of the High Lonesome Nature Reserve with “naturalist supremo” Michael Runtz. 

This is his third annual Walk on the Wild Side at this 200 property with its delightful mix of rich wetlands, forests and meadows.

Michael Runtz has a real talent for making everyone see the hidden wonders of the natural world. Marvel at the insights Michael shares about the plants, insects, birds, and of course beaver he transforms a simple walk along the High Lonesome trails into an amazing adventure in the wild.

Michael is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors.  Some dozen best-selling publications offer evidence of his passion, knowledge and stunning photography.  His infectious and enthusiastic teaching style attracts thousands of students annually to his Natural History course at Carleton University for which he has received awards for teaching excellence from students and peers alike.

To date, MMLT has legally protected over 2,400 acres of sensitive lands in eastern Ontario.  It is somewhat unique among land trusts in that its mandate goes beyond the conservation of these special properties.  MMLT believes that nature experiences provide numerous benefits that contribute to our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Registration for Walk on the Wild Side is at 9:30 a.m. on September 10th.  The walk starts at 10:00.  A donation of $10 per person is requested.  High Lonesome Nature Reserve is located at 867 Carbine Road in the Pakenham Hills. To reach High Lonesome, take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village and turn onto Waba Road.  Continue west for 2.9 km, turn left on Barr Side Road and travel for 1.6 km.  Take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road and you have arrived!

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