K&J riding Sat

July 3rd, 2020 by in Everything

K&I are staying close to home this weekend and going to try and beat some heat and head out tomorrow to DCF at 10am. Feel free to join us if you like….

DCF & caterpillars

July 1st, 2020 by in Everything

Well everyone has seemed to notice the high number of caterpillars this spring. We are experiencing a Gypsy Moth “invasion” at the moment in DCF. If you have not been out since last week your next visit will be shocking. In areas there is no canopy left at all. None.

Here’s some good information passed on to me by a past MNR employee:

https://www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/invasive-species/meet-the-species/invasive-insects/gypsy-moth/

https://www.canr.msu.edu/ipm/invasive_species/Gypsy-Moth/virus-and-fungus-disease-cause

The highlights are that every female moth lays between 500 & 1000 eggs. The egg sacks will be identifiable and do not hatch until next spring. Each catapillar can consume 1 square meter of leaves.

It’s worth reading through to understand what the Forest is dealing with at the moment and for you to keep an eye out at home.

 

 

 

 

K&J Sunday Ride

June 27th, 2020 by in Everything

K&I are heading up to 3 stages for a Sunday ride. We are starting at 1pm and heading out for a 2-3 hour tour. We will be parking at the bottom and going from there (Up, up!). If you care to join us contact me (CONTACT tab, e-mail or text) and let me know by the end of the day and we’ll figure out a meeting spot that we can keep within Covid protocol guidelines. All C-19 guidelines will be followed.

This will be dependant on not getting any rain between now and then.

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TVG Food Bank Donation

June 25th, 2020 by in Everything

I’ll admit I got a bit sidetracked by things since I first put it out there about raising $ for our local Food Bank in Dufferin. I finally found time to stop by with our donation from the Cycling Community. I visited Heather Hayes and all the volunteers at their brand new location at 3 Commerce Dr in Orangeville today and got a tour of their brand new location. It’s extremely impressive. They are still finishing the location up and I was extremely impressed with the extensiveness of what it takes to make it all happen. Amazing.

We ended up raising a total of $1335.00 and Heather will let me know in the future what that may go towards. I’m very proud of our Cycling community and they are very thankful to everyone that donated towards this.  Way to go everyone!

If you still would like to make a donation you can do it anytime through our DONATE tab and I’ll make sure it gets to them.

 

https://orangevillefoodbank.org

Dufferin County Forest Operation Plan Review

June 16th, 2020 by in Everything

Dufferin County is conducting it’s five year review of it’s current operation plan. Here’s a link to the details:

https://joinindufferin.com/county-forest-operating-plan

https://www.dufferincounty.ca/forest/dufferin-county-forest-operating-plan-review

Please have a read and most importantly on the first link there is a survey you can take. It’s right down at the bottom. It’s only a few questions and will take no time at all. There are definitely some questions that address some very good concerns/thoughts of users. Even if you don’t have time to review the whole Plan please make sure you fill out the survey. This is very important for us as users to provide our feedback as it helps to guide future considerations in the Forest. It’s a chance to voice your thoughts and our participation is very important.

Here is a direct link to the Survey. https://joinindufferin.com/county-forest-operating-plan/survey_tools/review-comments

Have fun!

 

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