Everything you wanted to know about bugs, birds, frogs, fish and a lesson on camping is all wrapped into one fun-filled and informative day when Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) presents “Everything Outdoors at Terra Cotta” on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Outdoor activities have been organized into five activity stations located throughout the park. CVC staff will present an information session at the activity station followed by a recreational activity. Participants can:
•Learn how to fish. Learn how to tie a fishing knot, identify fish, and find out where to get fishing information in Ontario. Afterward, try your hand at baiting a hook and casting for fish at Terra Cotta’s Muskrat Pond;
• Find and classify birds. Learn more about birds found in southern Ontario then go on a birding hike and search for birds with binoculars and bird calls. Then make your own birdhouse;
• Identify amphibians, do frog calls and search for frogs in Terra Cotta’s wetlands;
• Learn how to set up a campsite. This includes information about what kind of food to bring (and how to store it), some sample menus, water, and safety tips including how to avoid wildlife; and,
• Identify bugs. Learn about the butterfly’s life cycle, then walk along Terra Cotta’s trails looking for bugs and make a bug growing kit.
No registration is required. General admission fees apply – $5 for adults, $3 for children six to 12 years, $3 for seniors and a maximum charge of $22 per vehicle for up to six people. For more information, click here.