By Clarke Birchard
An occasional “tradition” for the Saugeen Naturalists has been to enjoy an October hike on some portion of The Bruce Trail. We are fortunate to have relatively easy access to the large portion of the trail that passes through Grey and Bruce Counties and are cared for by the Beaver Valley, Sydenham and Peninsula trail clubs.
On Saturday, October 11, a beautiful autumn day, a small but enthusiastic group hiked through the Fossil Glen Nature Reserve recently acquired by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and into a portion of The Glen Management Area. The going was slow in some parts due to rocky footing, narrow crevices that we squeezed through, spectacular views and our fascination with the abundance of ferns and fossils on and within the rocks beside us.
Included in this newsletter is one page of a handout provided by The Bruce Trail Conservancy. We thank Bob Knapp, president of the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club for his capable leadership of this outing.