Hawks and Owls – Fisherville Area

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Date(s) - Saturday, February 15, 2014
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Leader: Mark Cranford Meet at Bronte Rating: Vehicles – Level 1 Registration for Field Trips REGISTRATION is required for some Field Trips, such as those that are dependent on weather conditions, involve long distance travel and / or have participant level requirements. If you are planning to attend one of these trips, please e-mail the contact person indicated at least 24 hours in advance of the start date and time of the Field Trip. Registration will ensure that you are notified if the Field trip is cancelled and/or rescheduled. Meeting Places Field trips start at one of the following meeting places and car-pooling is encouraged: Cawthra Arena parking lot, east side of Cawthra Road at Arbor Road, south of the QEW in Mississauga Bronte Road – Pooled parking lot, now on the west side of Bronte Road just south of the QEW in Oakville Please pay attention to the meeting times as they vary. Trip Ratings Field trips are rated to assist in the decision of whether to participate or not. Vehicles – Use of car is extensive. Walking on streets or well defined paths Easy – Walking on well defined trails with gentle inclines Moderate – Trails with medium inclines and some rough spots or obstacles. Hiking boots recommended Difficult – Rough trails or terrain with steep inclines and natural obstacles (rocks or tree roots). Hiking boots highly recommended Walking Time Level 1: very limited – one hour Level 2: two to three hours Level 3: three to four hours Level 4: over four hours Field Trip Guidelines Trips leave sharply at the designated time. Please be at the departure point before the time specified and with a full gas tank. SPNC encourages car pooling and sharing of gas expenses on all field trips. Beginners are encouraged to participate on field trips. Please identify yourself to the leader. Be prepared for hazards such as rough terrain, cold, heat, rain, insects, wind, thorns, etc. Carry personal identification, emergency contact information and inform leader of any special medical conditions. On the highway, stay close to the car in front to avoid losing contact with the group. Please do not go ahead of the leader. When on a field trip, remember that the leader is the leader. Field trips are meant for people to come together to share an appreciation for nature. It is the responsibility of every participant to minimize the risk of injury and/or damages that may result from unsafe or inappropriate behaviour, especilly driving, or roadside birding where passing traffic presents a hazard. You may leave a field trip whenever you wish but please inform the leader. Event link:http://www.spnc.ca/ActiveTrips.html#TRP