Langton, ON, May 11, 2019 – Join the Long Point Basin Land Trust for a free event
on Saturday, May 11th at Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve, near Walsingham.
Join David Agro, a dedicated conservationist and Director of the LPBLT Board, as
he leads a morning walk at Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve. Bring your binoculars
as we will be looking and listening for some of the returning migrants, including
the evasive Cerulean Warbler. We also recommend bringing bug spray, a water bottle
and wearing appropriate clothing for the walk.
Following the walk, Long Point Basin Land Trust will be officially unveiling the
Ken McMullen & Joan Shirlow Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve. In 1990, Ken McMullen
and Joan Shirlow bought their farm which was in much need of revitalization. They
immediately began regenerating it into an organic fruit and vegetable farm. The
name they chose for the farm is a tribute to the nearby historical hamlet of Spring
Arbour. To fulfill their desire for Spring Arbour Farm to become a nature reserve,
Joan donated a significant portion of the property in memory of Ken, who passed
in 2014. Their legacy of environmental and humanitarian dedication lives on in Long
Point Basin Land Trust's acquisition and stewardship of the Ken McMullen and Joan
Shirlow Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve.
What: Morning Stroll with the Birds
When: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 8am – 12pm
Where: Spring Arbour Farm Nature Reserve located at 305 Walsingham Townline
Road, Langton, ON. On Hwy 59, turn west onto Walsingham Townline Road, just north
Cost: The event is free, however registration is requested. Please visit
morningstrollwiththebirds.eventbrite.ca for information and registration. Donations
are always welcome.
About Long Point Basin Land Trust Long Point Basin Land Trust, a charitable non-government
organization, was founded in 1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning
ecosystems in the central Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership,
land management and nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects ten nature reserves,
totalling 671 acres, which provide opportunities for people to connect with nature
through hands-on outdoor experiences. For more information, visit www.longpointlandtrust.ca