Children's Nature Walk at Spittal Pond

Children's Nature Walk at Spittal Pond

Feb 15, 2018 9:00 am

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Children's Nature Walk

Children's Nature Walk at Spittal Pond
The Bermuda National Trust will host the Annual Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond, during the schools’ mid-term break, on Thursday, February 15th, 9:00am until noon. One of Bermuda’s most spectacular open spaces is Spittal Pond. This 64-acre reserve is part of a chain of wetlands along the South Shore that provides a diversity of habitats and an amazing variety of birds, especially during the migration seasons. It is Bermuda’s largest bird sanctuary. While home to many native and endemic plants, Spittal Pond has unique features such as ‘Jeffrey’s Cave’, the hiding place of an escaped slave, ‘Portuguese Rock’, the oldest evidence of humans on the island, ‘The Checkerboard’, a geological formation of marine limestone with a distinct pattern of cracks. Children and parents will have the opportunity to experience nature first hand as they are taken along the route by the Trust’s enthusiastic guides, stopping at points of interest to learn about the plants and wildlife of the pond and forest from some of the island’s leading environmental experts.  There is no fee to participate. The walk will take approximately one and a half hours from the starting point. Please note this walk is not suitable for strollers or children under 5 years and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups will be starting at specific times and must be scheduled in advance.  Contact Dorte Horsfield, Education Director, 236-6483 x212, email: dhorsfield@bnt.bm


Cost: Free USD
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