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Mountsberg’s Frog Watchers’ Hikes feature the soundtrack of spring

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CAMPBELLVILLE - Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a frog and a toad? The Frog Watchers’ Hike can help! Do you want to learn how to ID a frog by its call? Frog Watchers’ Hike to the rescue! Mountsberg Conservation Area staff will have you telling your spring peeper from your wood frog in no time.

Spring fever is in the air and male frogs are getting ready to sing to attract mates while salamanders are on the move to their breeding ponds. These natural phenomena can be witnessed in Mountsberg’s forests and wetlands when you join in on the fun of the park’s Frog Watchers’ Hikes, on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Little ones will love the spring themed puppet show, visit to the pond, and ‘Swamp Tromp’ where they search for amphibians of all shapes and sizes. There may even be a special guest appearance by some of the park’s resident native snakes. Best of all is the Frog Chorus – where everyone can choose their favourite frog call and chime in to welcome back our amphibian friends after a long winter.

Admission for the Frog Watchers Hikes is by advance registration only online at www.conservationhalton.ca/events and looking for the Frog Watchers’ event listing. Call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 for more information on the program. Program fees are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 years and over), $10 for children (5 to 14 years) and free for children ages 4 years and under. All applicable taxes are extra.

About Mountsberg Conservation Area
Mountsberg Conservation Area is located on Milburough Line, five km west of Campbellville, ON, between Highway 6 South and the Guelph Line. For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit www.conservationhalton.ca/events.

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Media Contact:
Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233
E-mail: nmiller@hrca.on.ca
Website: www.conservationhalton.ca