Join ecologist and nature enthusiast Barb Elliot for a journey into the wonderful world of some of nature’s most interesting organisms – lichens. Learn about the structure and function of these small but important members of the forest community. No experience needed, just keen eyes and an open mind!  Check in to administration office upon arrival. Suitable for adults and teens. No dogs please .

HIKE #:   75

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 1:00 pm

DURATION: 2.5 hours, 5km

LOCATION: Bark Lake Leadership Centre, Irondale

RATING: Moderate



LEADER: Barb Elliot

BIO: Barb is a full-time professor in the Ecosystem Management Program at the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College in Lindsay. She has  travelled to Costa Rica, South Africa, and Moose Factory with Fleming students. Prior to her work at the College, she worked at the  Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre and at Bark Lake Leadership Centre.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden take South Lake Road (County Rd  16) to the Gelert Road (County Rd  1). Turn right and continue to the Milburn Rd, turn left and continue to Hwy 503. Turn left on 503 and continue past Irondale to Bark Lake Drive, turn left into the Centre. The travel distance from Minden is 30km. From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east to Glamorgan Rd (County Road 3), then south to County Rd  503. Turn right and continue west to Bark Lake Drive, turn right to the Centre. Travel distance from Haliburton is 32km. Please drive to the Bark Lake Office, and meet hike leader there. GPS coordinates: N 44.92515, W 78.46659

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    Friday, September 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Venue:   Bark Lake Leadership Centre

1551 Bark Lake Dr, Irondale, Ontario, Canada