Each of our two bridges now have a sign that names their sponsors. See the close up for better view of the details. Thank you Sponsors!
Employing a rented gas driven fence post pounder. Easier on the shoulders.
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.