In 2013 we launched a new opportunity for Foundation supporters to connect with us and learn more about the environmental work that goes on every day at the Hamilton Conservation Authority. The Nature Crawl series is a chance to see what donations to the Foundation are able to accomplish and learn more about Hamilton’s beautiful natural lands as well as their vibrant and diverse ecology. As our way of saying thanks for your support, admission is free at all Nature Crawl events.
Special thanks goes out to everyone who attended the events in 2013. We hope to have our 2014 schedule of events available in February. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Nature Crawl. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
2013 Nature Crawl Events
Spring into Life – Saturday April 20 – Christie Lake Conservation Area
Spring into Life featured a early evening frog march, salamander search, bird walk, bbq and more!
Garlic Mustard Pesto Festival – Saturday June 15 – Dundas Valley Conservation Area
The Garlic Mustard Pesto Festival featured Garlic Mustard Pesto tasting courtesy of Fazari’s Cucina with ecologists on-hand to talk about invasive species and their impact on the Hamilton watershed!
Nature Through a Lens – Saturday August 17 – Valens Lake Conservation Area
Nature Through a Lens featured a Sunset Photography Workshop with HCA’s own Sandy Bell and friends.
Fall Colours in the EcoPark – Saturday October 19
Fall Colours in the EcoPark featured a guided bus tour and guest speakers throughout the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark and its plants, wildlife, waterfalls and vistas. Refreshments and entertainment were provided.