Tour Eastern Canada’s most diverse Appalachian Hardwood Forest and the Meduxnekeag Watershed.
The field trip will begin in Fredericton, where you will be introduced to the St John River. Known as the Wolastoq, the ‘good and bountiful’ river by the Maliseet, the St. John River is the Road to Canada. Its rich and diverse natural and cultural history were the basis for its designation as the 38th Canadian Heritage River. This along with WWFs Watershed Reports and efforts for a healthy and resilient river will be explored as we make our way to the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve (MVNP), near Woodstock. The MVNP consists of a number of unique habitats, including Appalachian Hardwood Forest. There will be a chance to spot a number of rare species along the Preserve trails such as Wild Ginger, Bloodroot, and Plantain-leafed-Sedge. After two hours of exploring and learning about the region’s conservation efforts, the tour will conclude with a scenic tour of the Meduxnekeag watershed.
Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve tour itinerary – Monday June 5, 2017
12:00 p.m. – Depart Delta Hotels Fredericton and travel up St. John River to Woodstock / Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve (bagged lunch will be provided on the bus)
1:15 p.m. – Arrive at the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve and meet the tour guides
1:30 p.m. – Two- hour nature tour of the Appalachian Hardwood Forest. Break for a snack, owl calling, and
discussion along the way
3:30 p.m. – Return to bus and depart for a scenic tour of the Meduxnekeag watershed
4:15 p.m. – Bus departs back to Fredericton
5:30 p.m. – Arrive at Delta Hotels Fredericton