Sat Oct 14, 2023 at 1 pm: Sandy Lake (Bedford) Old Forest walk

Three types of Old Growth at Sandy Lake
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David Patriquin will lead this walk on Sat Oct 14, 2023.

If Saturday look very rainy, it will be on Sunday, Oct 15.
Check this post if uncertain; ‘will update/confirm Fri at noon.

We will meet 1 p,m* in the Big Parking Lot at the end of Smith’s Road and spend approx. 2 hours on a leisurely walk taking us through mixed Acadian Forest.
It’s possible that the gate into the Parking Lot will be closed. If so, park by the road before the gate, and walk in to the Big Parking Lot to meet. See Map below.

*Note change from 11 am (as previouslyposted); this is to reduce likilhood of rain: Weather Forecast for Saturday as of Fri at 1 pm: “Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate”

We will visit patches of Old Growth forest of 3 types (see photos above), and view instances of  ‘The Wabanaki Forest Love Affair” between Yellow Birch and Eastern Hemlock…and lots more.

Max 20 participants. To Register, e-mail and put SANDY LAKE FIELD TRIP in subject line

For more about the area, see

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