Event: Mother’s Day Spring Wildflower Hike–Field Event (10 a.m. to 12 noon)

10:00 AM
12:00 PM

Bring Mom and Grandma and join us on a leisurely stroll through the south tract of Backus Woods to identify and learn about the diversity of spring ephemeral flowers along a section of the Sugarbush Trail. We’ll see Trout Lily, Red and White Trillium, Hepatica, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Foamflower and many other species, and learn about their importance to forest ecology.

Meet at the parking lot at 1329 Concession Rd. 3 (by the Turkey Cairn).

See attached map (click on “gallery” tab. To see in larger scale, right click map, then open in new tab).

Two time slots available:

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon


Sunday, May 12, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Maximum 15 for each hike.

Pre-registration required by contacting Len at info@norfolkfieldnaturalists.org. Please indicate which time period you want.



Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Simcoe Recreation Centre, Norfolk Room. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Field Events

Various field outings are also planned throughout the year, and include trips to local conservation areas, bird banding, winter tree identification and much more. Field outings are free of charge.