Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – Everything you wanted to know about bugs, birds, frogs, fish and a lesson on camping is all wrapped into one fun-filled and informative day when Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) presents “Everything Outdoors at Terra Cotta” on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outdoor activities have been organized into five activity stations located throughout the park. CVC staff will present an information session at the activity station followed by a recreational activity. Participants can:

  • Learn how to fish. Learn how to tie a fishing knot, identify fish, and find out where to get fishing information in Ontario. Afterward, try your hand at baiting a hook and casting for fish at Terra Cotta’s Muskrat Pond;
  • Find and classify birds. Learn more about birds found in southern Ontario then go on a birding hike and search for birds with binoculars and bird calls. Then make your own birdhouse;
  • Identify amphibians, do frog calls and search for frogs in Terra Cotta’s wetlands;
  • Learn how to set up a campsite. This includes information about what kind of food to bring (and how to store it), some sample menus, water, and safety tips including how to avoid wildlife; and,
  • Identify bugs. Learn about the butterfly’s life cycle, then walk along Terra Cotta’s trails looking for bugs and make a bug growing kit.

No registration is required. General admission fees apply$5 for adults, $3 for children six to 12 years, $3 for seniors and a maximum charge of $22 per vehicle for up to six peopleFor information click here.

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for more than 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Marta Marychuk
Corporate Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
[email protected]
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