Downsview Park session will take time to appreciate the little things

June 5, 2018 by  

Residents of Downsview who would like to get to know their local urban park a little bit better may wish to make room in their agenda for a special event planned for Downsview Park.

The two-hour long ‘I Spy With My Little Eye’ Nature Connection session will introduce some of the site’s smallest creatures, including insects, millipedes, spiders and maybe even salamanders. All ages are welcome, but anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

To find these tiny residents, the group will turn over logs and rocks and search through the leaves to find out who is hiding underneath. Many will be well camouflaged, and as the participants try and find them, they just might learn to appreciate the small residents of their neighborhood a little bit more.

The organizers of the occasion noted that, because the program may include utilizing rough trails and uneven surfaces, it may not be suitable for strollers. It has also been asked that pets be left at home, and those who plan on taking part are reminded to dress for the weather. Brochure printers can create simple field guides to distribute during an event like this, as these can help the participants identify the creatures they find.

This ‘mini-safari” will be held in Downsview Park on June 10. More information about the day can be found on its website.