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Tree-O-Cache #4 awaits your visit

The fourth of the 5 geocaches in BGWA’s 2017 Tree-O-Caching series is in place and ready to be found. This geocache will take you on a moderate hike to a fascinating cavity tree in the Purple Valley area north of Wiarton. Tree-O-Caching is a BGWA initiative to highlight unique and interesting trees around Grey & Bruce counties for members and the general public. Exclusive to BGWA members: find all 5 geocaches and be entered into a draw for w cool prize, to be revealed next week when the final Tree-O-Cache is announced.

Tree-o-Caching #3: The Sacred Maple

Our third of five Tree-o-Caches is now live and waiting to be found! The Sacred Maple cache will take you to an extraordinary tree in a historic and peaceful spot. If you’re not sure what all this geocaching is about, all you need is a GPS-enabled device (which includes most smartphones) to take part in one of the world’s most popular outdoor real-time treasure hunting games… Click here for Geocaching Intro. And as a bonus, BGWA members can take part in a special contest if you find all 5 caches… prize details to be revealed after the fifth and final Tree-o-Cache goes live.

BGWA Guided Bird Hike: July 22

BGWAs next event, Birds in Your Meadow and Woodlands, will take place Saturday July 22, from 10AM – noon, at the Grey-Sauble Conservation Aboretum (off Inglis Falls Rd). We have secured birding experts Erik and Elaine Van Den Kieboom to take us on an informative guided hike which will teach landowners and woodlands enthusiasts about the variety of birds found in meadows and forests in the Bruce Grey area.

Each participant will receive a Continue reading

Tree-o-Cache #2 now live!

The second in a series of 5 geocaches located at interesting and significant tree sites around Grey and Bruce is now available: Tree-o-Cache #2 “Best Tree Guard Ever“. For a backgrounder on Tree-o-Caching see page 3 of the BGWA Winter newsletter. Keep a watch here for additional caches more-or-less weekly plus details on the member-only geocaching contest when the final listing is published late July.

BGWA Tree-O-Caching Has Launched

After a few logistical delays, BGWA Tree-o-Caching is underway! This activity will take people to 5 unique and interesting trees around Grey and Bruce counties. At each one, find the hidden  geocache then register your find online. As a bonus, we have set up a special contest exclusively for BGWA members. Continue reading

Woodlands Tour Pics

Pictures from an interesting and enjoyable tour of Gord Edwards’ woodland property earlier in June are now available in the Members’ Area. Watch for an informative feature article about the tour in the next newsletter, coming later this week. (Password required to access member area. If you are a paid 2017 member and forgot your password, use the comment form below to request it be resent.)

UPDATE: Woodlot Tour rescheduled to Jun 11

Due to a high likelihood of a high volume of rain, the Jun 4th event has been moved to the following Sunday, Jun 11th (same time). If you have previously registered and cannot attend please use the form to UN-register. If you could not make the Jun 4 date but are good for Jun 11 now’s your chance 🙂 register instantly by using the online form. Continue reading