Throughout the year we host a variety of events in the Ferguson Forest Centre, with a blend of outdoor education and entertainment in this natural setting. Our goal is to connect the community with this unique feature of North Grenville.
Details on the dates for each event are released near the date of the event. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Guided Birding Walk
Join us on May 26, 2018 for a guided bird walk, led by an experienced field naturalist. Enjoy a walk through the forest along the river and into a meadow, learning to identify birds by their songs and calls, and spot them in the foliage. This is a free event.
The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp in Anniversary Park, and will travel along the Turtle Trail. This trail is a naturalized trail, without significant inclines, but which does contain uneven ground. The pace of the walk is slow to moderate.
Family Fun Fest ~ A Day in the Aboretum
On June 23, 2018, we will host the second annual Family Fun Fest, with trampoline displays, magic shows, trick horses, live music and interactive displays in our Discovery Village. This event will take place in the beautiful park setting of the Aboretum. The Lions Club will be hosting a charity BBQ - bring chairs or a blanket to take your time and spend a day in the forest. There is no entry fee for this event.
Medicinal Herb Walk
Led by a local Naturopathic Doctor, this popular walk is a guided tour of common plants that are used for healing purposes. Learn about the history and current uses of the plants that surround us, walking on a shaded path in the forest on July 21, 2018. This is a free event, led along the Settler's Trail, a level, gravelled path in a mainly shaded area.
Birds of Prey ~ Free Flying Raptor Demonstration
The Canadian Raptor Conservancy will provide a fascinating overview of all things raptor in this up close and personal view of eagles, hawks, owls, and vultures on September 8, 2018.
Edible Wilds ~ Mushroom Walk
Join us in the autumn for an excursion with a specialist in the mushrooms we can source locally, including those that are edible. This is one of our most popular guided forest walks.