The 2010 Maritime mini-conference ended today, Sunday, May 6, about 10am. We had our closing ceremony at the site of the tree we planted at our mini conference here 6 years ago. The tree has doubled in size and is a great addition to the great lawn.
The program on Saturday was conducted by Dr. Phil Taylor, a biologist specializing in migration work at Acadia University. He led an informative walk down the trail at South Mountain through the reservoir protected area. Students had first hand experience of a variety of forest types including old hemlock stands. The ravens were out in force to let us know that they knew we were there. The highlight of the trip was seeing a nesting Bald Eagle site.
We toured the Irving Environmental Centre and its native plant gardens, heard excellent presentations from each team and had productive free time for the youth to get to know each other.
The conference, organized by Ann Lambe and Roger Outhouse, GOMI team leaders, was very rewarding to all and a memorable experience.