The Bruce Trail Conservancy invites all to join wetlands expert Bruce Mackenzie on a walk through a lesser-known part of Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve. This is the part north of the railway tracks.
Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is under the management of the Hamilton Conservation Authority.
Both access and parking are limited so you must register at:
We will experience stories that begin at the foot of the Galt Moraine. A restored gravel pit, large cold-water springs that are sources of Spencer Creek, a cedar swamp forest and a hemlock dominated woodlot. Taking us through time from the glaciers to today. We will see how nature reacts and heals.
This will be a leisurely walk with a number of stops, but wear footwear can take some wet and be prepared for some uneven footing on this little-used section. There are no hills, though (…which is always nice)
Parking is on the roadside of Concession Rd 7, approximately 1 km north of Gore Rd. It is not the parking lot for the main part of the Preserve. It is north of that and just north of the railway tracks just up the road.
This small area is a piece of ‘Up North’, yet right on our doorstep.