On the 20th of September we explored the multi-use railway-bed trail to the west of Berwick. It was a beautiful brisk late summer day and we had close to 18 kids and their families from the local area show up for the event. We used Environment Canada Biokits to explore nature with all of our senses. For more information about Biokits check out this link: https://www.ec.gc.ca/biotrousses-biokits/default.asp?lang=En&n=B8362F13-1.
We had a lot of fun learning about plants and ecology with Nick Hill (local botanist). There was a lot of Poison Ivy along the trail and now we know how to avoid it. We used our senses to explore the adjacent forest paths and had a silent sit in the woods that was relaxing for most but challenging for some. It was surprising to see the amount of colours we found in the woods that matched the coloured gems on the cloth.
Here are some photos from our trip: http://nature1st.net/ync/nature-around-berwick-september-20th-2014/