Downsview Park activity to show how urban wildlife copes with the cold

January 6, 2017 by  

Even though Downsview Park is in an urban area, there are many creatures that call it home, and during a guided walk, the public will have a chance to learn more about how they survive the cold winter months.

The participants will gather together in the park’s Discovery Centre before heading out to the forest for a walk, which will be led by a member of Downsview’s staff. As they go, they will have an opportunity to observe and learn about the different types of shelters, as well as other methods birds and other animals use to cope with the cold seasons. A booklet printing company will be able to provide field guides and other materials that can be given to each person who takes part in the session.

As part of the afternoon’s activities, those who come out will also have a chance to try their hand at constructing shelters of their own. The event is suitable for all ages, but those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and those who plan on participating are reminded to dress for the weather conditions.

The Discovering Shelter activity will be held on January 22 at the Discovery Centre, which is located at 70 Canuck Avenue in Downsview. There is no cost to participate, and an opportunity to RSVP or find out more is available on the Downsview Park website.