Lichenology Extension Tour at Westmeath Provincial Park

Sunday, April 14: After the morning tour in Renfrew County, we will head to Westmeath Provincial Park and search for a wide variety of lichen species on trees, stumps and logs in the park. Clients will be introduced to lichen species/varieties, identification techniques, and the importance of habitat in searching for lichens.

What to pack/What to know: Please dress for the season and be sure to check on the weather conditions ahead of the tour. Please pack your photographical and optical equipment of your choice. I recommend bringing liquids and snacks with you, in a backpack, during the walk. Please wear long pants/long sleeved shirt/jacket. During spring tours it’s a good idea to pack rubber boots and extra socks (in case your feet get damp/wet).

Washrooms: N/A.

Activity rating: 2/5. We will hike a total distance of 4-5 km during the lichenology extension tour.

Meet-up time and location: 2:30 p.m. at Westmeath Provincial Park sandlot parking area located off Westmeath Road (County Road 12).

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Cost: $60 per person (HST-included). I accept payment via e-transfer to I also accept mailed cheques sent to Eastern Ontario Birding, 751 Namur Street, Embrun Ontario, K0A 1W0.

Payment due date: Upon registration. Your registration is only secure once payment is received. Please be sure to review my Cancellation Policy ahead of signing up for this tour.

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