Mississauga event will bring families closer to nature

February 20, 2017 by  

Spring is on the way, and in Mississauga, families are invited to participate in an event that can help them to learn how the change in seasons affects the area’s wildlife.

The Riverwood Conservancy has organized a guided nature hike which will provide an introduction to the plants and animals that call the area home. Intended for those ages five and up, parents or caregivers and invited to come along with their children and learn about wildlife habitats and how animals survive the winter.

Those who participate will even have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the creatures when they feed the wild birds. At the conclusion of the walk, attendees will be able to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Binding can be utilized to create simple field guides that can be distributed to each person to takes part in an activity like this.

Those who plan on taking part are reminded to come dressed for the weather and bring along their cameras. They are also asked to leave their dog at home, as they can scare the animals the organizers are hoping to see.

The hike will take place on March 4, starting at 9:00 am. Hikers will gather together at Chappell House before setting out. Both an opportunity to learn more about the event and to register to take part can be found on the Riverwood Conservancy’s website.