Upcoming Events! Celebrate Spring!

Saturday, May 13, 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Annual Bird Count

6 a.m. start: In celebration of Global Big Day, come join us for our Annual Bird Count. Aimed at intermediate to advanced birders, we will meet at 6 a.m. at the Park Store before splitting up into teams to cover as much of the park as possible. We will likely finish mid-late morning.

9 a.m. start: For beginner or intermediate birders we will be holding a ‘Bird Identification Workshop’ at 9 a.m. at Lally Homestead. We will start off with an introduction to bird identification, etiquette and resources, followed by about an hour’s birding around the homestead. We will wrap-up with a checklist tally and quick overview of some of citizen science projects such as eBird. Expect to finish at about 11 a.m. A few pairs of binoculars will be available but bring your own if you have them.

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Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.

Lally Homestead

Wildflower Hike: Beauty… with a purpose           

Discover spring wildflowers in bloom on this guided hike with interpretive naturalist, Tobi Kiesewalter. We’ll dive into their beautiful world to reveal stories of competition, survival, deception and, yes, plant sex: is that a nectar guide on your petal or are you just happy to see me? Meet at the Lally Homestead for this 45 minute hike. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad – this one’s appropriate for all ages. Stick around after the hike, if you like, for an optional, informal session on plant identification.

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Friends AGM and Heritage Dinner coming up on April 30 ~ Fall River Restaurant

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 30, 2017 and please join us for a lovely dinner combined with our Annual General Meeting. This is a great opportunity to learn about Friends activities, meet directors and discover how you can help us to make a difference at Murphys Point.

The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly. We will conduct our quick annual general meeting at that time, followed by a fundraising dinner hosted by the Fall River Restaurant with historic notes presented by Tobi throughout the dinner. A poster describing this event is attached – hope to see you there! (Bring your appetite!)2017-Heritage-Dinner-poster (1)

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Register for the 2nd Annual Murphys Mica Fun Run!

Join us this year for what is becoming an annual tradition – the Murphys Mica Fun Run on Oct. 15, 2016! All the details can be found here. Hope to see you for this fantastic fall fundraiser at beautiful Murphys Point Provincial Park!

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