2022-2023 Activities Calendar

Download the Ingersoll District Nature Club 2022-2023 Activities Calendar

Please note: For all travel locations we meet at the municipal parking lot to the west of the Ingersoll Arena at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise stated. Families will be encouraged to drive themselves to hiking locations. For any activities at the Lawson Nature Reserve, please go directly there.

Should we experience another wave of COVID-19, restrictions may apply.

All activities are subject to change. We will do our best to notify in advance.



Join us for a guided tour of the 23-hectare (56-acre) Ross’s Woods, part of the Five Points Woods Wetland Complex and an important wildlife refuge. The mixed deciduous/coniferous forest contains unusual habitats such as stands of hemlock and many large mature trees of various species. Streams support cold- water fish species, and spring-fed provincially significant wetlands furnish essential habitat for amphibians and turtles. Rare species of dragonflies, butterflies, birds, and plants make their homes here. Ross’s Woods

and adjacent lands are regularly visited and inhabited by 150 bird species, at least 35 of which are priority species in Bird Conservation Region 13, and at least 2 which are Species at Risk. Newly opened to the public. Contact Sheila, 519-485-2645.

Saturday, June 3 – 9:00 a.m. meet at the Reserve / LAWSON NATURE RESERVE CLEAN-UP DAY

Community members are welcome to join us for clean-up activities at the Reserve, including trail maintenance, garlic mustard extraction and painting. Bring gloves, bug spray and water proof boots. Contact: Peter, 519-425-0429


Join us for a hike through this fascinating landscape near London. Along the Thames river, the ravine is deep with steep edges. It forms a beautiful valley, heavily forested and punctuated with exposed cliff banks. By walking to the very end of the eastern blue trail we will be greeted with a sensational view of the Thames River and surrounding countryside. More than 100 rare species live here due the park’s ideal location, landscape, and unique ecology of the ravine. Komoka Park provides vital protection for these rare species, several of which are endangered or threatened. Species that include the American Badger, Eastern Hog-nosed Snake, Least Bittern, the Spiny Softshell turtle, and the Black Tern. This park is a must-see for its beauty and environmental importance. Contact: Ken, 519-539-5234

We welcome newcomers to participate in any and all of our activities. We are interested in the development and preservation of nature in Oxford County.

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