Saturday May 14th: May Days Guided Walk on Public Lands

Dear members and friends,

 Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) continues its commitment to getting to know the neighbouring Public lands by spending time there involved in various activities. Garbage collection has begun and will continue throughout the month. We anticipate the ongoing photo documentation of the various areas designated for commercial thinning and clearcutting by Port Hawksbury Paper as well as compiling notes on the flora and fauna that reside there. May is a great time to observe the many resident bird pairs who at this time are marking territories, building nests and brooding their young.

A guided walk to connect with the land and its residents is planned for Saturday, May 14, starting at 10:00 in the morning. Raindate, the following day, same time. See directions to the meeting place below.

Please join us. Bring binoculars if you have them and if you would like to linger after the walk, a lunch and chair.

Billy MacDonald, FRS Board member, continues to camp out on the Public land next to the Porter Road and welcomes anyone wanting to visit until the end of May. The Porter Road which provides access to both FRS land and the Public land is off the Elmfield Road (a left turn off Hwy 256 West, about 6 km from Scotsburn Post Office); take the next right after the MacBeth Road, cross the bridge and head up the hill until you see May Days sign.

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The Friends of Redtail Society is a grass-roots, non-profit organization formed in 2006 to pursue a community-based solution to an industrial forest clear cut that was scheduled to take place in an upland watershed in western Pictou County. Through the group’s actions, a successful fundraising and awareness campaign was mounted and the Society was able to purchase the land, becoming both a guardian and student of the forest. Through its “Sheltering Forests” campaign, the Society is engaging community in the process of reclaiming, re-visioning and restoring its relationship with the forest. 

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