Ontario Nature Days are fun, family-friendly events intended to get people outdoors to learn about & enjoy nature. The best part about Nature Days is the fact that they are FREE and as an added bonus a light lunch is also served.
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Earlier this summer, we participated in Nature Days at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve in King Township. The event had a great turnout and also featured a live reptile demonstration from Scales Nature Park in Orillia. Tony also made 2 new friends that day (Spoiler Alert: Watch the video to see for yourself). The second half of our Nature Day was cut short due to Mother Nature (pun intended). In a matter of minutes the sunny skies turned dark followed by a downpour and severe thunderstorm warning. We still had a great time despite the weather. We missed out on the search for the ‘elusive salamander’, but we can always register for a future Nature Day to try again.
- Each Nature Day has a different location so driving or taking public transit may both be options.
- FREE! Possibly with a light lunch included.
Important things to keep in mind:
- Dress Appropriately – You’ll be outdoors for the most of the day.
- Follow the Leader – They are the experts and their instructions will keep you safe.
- Be Open Minded – The experience of Nature Day is so dependent on the weather in terms of what you can see or do.
What you need to try:
- A Hike if its part of the agenda.
- Get up close & personal with any native or captive wildlife if possible. Don’t touch any wildlife without asking for permission & never remove any wildlife.
Here’s a quick checklist for your next visit:
- Check the weather forecast before you leave & dress accordingly.
- Don’t forget your phone as there can be lots of great photo & video shots.
- Bring your binoculars if you have them.
Ontario Nature has several other events so visit their blog to stay informed!
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