Fossil Glen Hikes & Fundraiser

May 03, 2015 from 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Sydenham section: 6 km N of Owen Sound, ON

Visit Fossil Glen
and help create a new Nature Reserve

Join the BTC and the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club on May 3, 2015 and be among the first to explore the land we are working to protect and conserve this spring.

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Donate today to protect Fossil Glen and other Escarpment treasures

May 3, 2015, 11 am - 3 pm
Interpretive Hikes leave on the hour.
Public Fundraising Event. Donations accepted at the event.
Lunch and refreshments available.

Location & Directions:
Fossil Glen is approximately 6 km north of Owen Sound.
Take 2nd Ave. W. north out of Owen Sound (outside of the city it becomes Grey Road 1), through the hamlet of Balmy Beach. About 1 km north of Balmy Beach turn left on the East Linton side road and follow that west 1.7 km to a sharp bend. Fossil Glen is on your left.

GPS Coordinates: 44.649464, -80.964433; see approximate location in Google Maps.
Bruce Trail Reference: Map 33, km 115

Event Details:

Everyone is invited to attend this fundraising event.
No registration required.

Enjoy a terrific day exploring our next land acquisition - Fossil Glen. Interpretive hikes will showcase all of Fossil Glen's unique wonders:

  • An intimate look at the unique moss and fern covered dolostone ridge, which supports a community of Eastern White Cedar and Mountain Maple. This ridge is host to fossils that are 430 million years old.
  • Take in the impressive display of ferns including: Walking Fern, Mackay's Bladder Fern, Bulblet Fern, Goldie's Wood Fern, Narrowleaved Glade Fern, Marginal Wood Fern, Spinulose Shield Fern, Intermediate Wood Fern and a healthy population of Hart's Tongue Fern (a provincial and national Species of Special Concern)
  • Meander under the protective canopy of Sugar Maple, Hemlock, White Ash and American Beech trees that are approaching Old Growth condition
  • A coldwater, groundwater spring from the Escarpment face empties in to a pond providing excellent habitat for waterfowl and amphibians

Fossil Glen is an 68 acre gem that deserves to be explored - and it deserves to be preserved forever as part of the Bruce Trail's Conservation Corridor.

This spring the BTC is launching a campaign to raise the funds required to secure Fossil Glen and several other Escarpment Nature Reserves. We need your help to keep Fossil Glen and these additional lands in their natural state forever.

Please join us at Fossil Glen on May 3rd. Enjoy learning more about this stunning piece of the Escarpment and how we are working to ensure it remains forever preserved.