This is a 40-acre property that was donated to TKC by Janet and Maurice Foster in 2009 in order to protect in perpetuity. The property came with a short series of hiking trails, which we started to expand upon in 2018 after we acquired a 93-acre property adjacent to it, the Boyer Preserve. We still refer to the entire hiking trail system as the Foster Parkland and Walking Trails in memory of the Fosters, but this virtual tour will only focus on the property known as the Foster Parkland and Walking Trails. I hope that makes sense!
It was the perfect day to go exploring. The sun was shining, it was warm (but not too warm), and there wasn't much wind. I started off at the north end of the property, overlooking the Portlock Flats. This is one of my favourite views from TKC property. It's too bad that the photos never do the view justice. If you're ever on the trails, this is a great place to sit down, have a picnic, and just enjoy to scenery.
Before I forget, if this interests you, in the fall, this is a great spot to come to see the fall colours!
I soon ran into a Red Squirrel who was very unhappy with my presence. This was definitely not a squirrel that's used to seeing people! It was screaming at me so loud. I snapped this photo and was about to start taking a video, but then it ran off.
The little creek that runs through the property was running fairly well, which was not a surprise considering all the rain we had last week. It'll be interesting to see if it will run all summer or if it will dry up!
After completing some other work I had to do around the conservation centre, I hopped in my car and drove down Mink Point Road to access the south end of the Foster Parkland and Walking Trails property. The only thing that I could really find that wasn't more of the same was this little moth. These brown moths are usually hard to positively identify unless you really know a lot about moths. I uploaded it to iNaturalist and was told that it was a member of the Caenurgina genus of moths.