Now Spring is here (or supposed to be) we have hired Bower Hill Services Inc. of Woodstock to trim and brush the older sections of the Hickson Trail between County Road 17 and Braemar Road – approximately 6.5 km in length. You can see what a difference it is making. Photo courtesy of Kristoff Küche. We should be able to keep this open by cutting the trail with a heavy duty lawn mower throughout the growing season.
The rye grass planted last fall by our Committee Chairperson has sprouted at least along the side of the trail.
Both ends of the north section of the Hickson Trail have for sometime had a bird feeder with handy walking sticks hanging below. The kind gentleman who made these probably expected a walker to borrow a stick on one end and hang it up at the other end.
This is the other major donor sign. They are 4′ x 4′ and will be hung in pairs at the County Road 17 entrance and at the Hickson Village entrance to the Hickson Trail.
The committee is pretty pumped that we have many wonderful signs, designed by a member and by Bennett’s signs. You will see them on the trail come Spring. This one is one of two major donor signs that will be duplicated at each end of the trail, i.e., Hickson and County Road 17.
On Sunday, 12 Nov 2017, about 30 Woodstock Field Naturalists and guests went for their first hike on the newest section of the Hickson Trail. The Field Naturalists have done clean up work on the central and southern portions of the trail and no doubt will take a personal interest in the north section as it develops.
The trail curves to the right through the old railroad abutments then left to the second bridge over Mud Creek. It was a bit muddy in this spot on Sunday’s hike by the Woodstock Field Naturalists and guests.
On Friday, November 10th, about 3 p.m., Jessica Jaremchuk, Regional Manager Frank Cowan Insurance, presented the Hickson Trail Committee with cheques totalling $5,000. Thank you Jessica and Frank Cowan Insurance!!
Shown below, just north of the Braemar Road entrance, are Ted Douglas, James Bond, Markley Bond, Ross Campbell-Chair of the Hickson Trail Committee, Jessica Jaremchuk, Maureen Ralph, East Zorra-Tavistock Deputy Mayor, Sharron Skevington, and Richard Skevington.