June 7th and July 19, 2017, August & September dates TBA

                                                    Identify Nature : Wetland Plants by Canoe

Experience the diverse plant-life harboured in the Madawaska Valley wetlands and shorelines, unobtrusively by canoe. We combine paddling with plant identification, 'rafting up' to share and explore traditional food and medicinal uses.

Identify Nature : Wetland Plants by Canoe

Part one : June 7th, 2017

Join Madawaska River Rentals for an exploration by canoe of Conroy Marsh, her shoreline and aquatic plants, identify and share traditional uses for food and medicine, and uses as wildlife fodder amongst the floating water world.

We know people are eager to get their paddle rhythm jive-on, so we plan to paddle, covering a bit of territory, stopping to explore and raft up along the way, peeking in for orchids and pitcher plants. 

Participants will experience the ecologically rich plant life of Conroy Marsh, and see the wildlife that enjoy the food bounty. Expect to see wild rice, cranberries, cattails, wapato, pickerelweed, orchids, uva ursi, Saskatoon, blue, nanny, aronia, and other berries from your canoe perch.

We will plan meet, leaving Palmer Rapids for 7:45, where we will caravan to the sweetest little put-in for an epic panorama of Conroy Marsh Conservation Area. Following outfitting, we will paddle and explore for approx 3 hours, finishing before lunch. You are welcome to stay and enjoy a shore lunch by the fire. (BYOchair)(BYOpicnic).

Guests are asked to bring plant guides, binoculars, weather appropriate clothing, sun/rain protection, bug repellent/bugcoat, water, snacks and their own curious nature. Cost: $25 per person includes canoe rental, all of the necessary gear for safety. Please call for more information, registration or private guided bookings 613 758 2165  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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