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The Virtual Learning Centre is integral to the Glengarry Recreational Trails website.  As a dynamic educational hub, our Learning Centre beckons visitors to explore the diverse ecosystems and cultural heritage that define the Glengarry region.  Whether you are a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a family seeking an educational adventure, this Virtual Learning Centre caters to all.  Immerse yourself in engaging exhibits, informative resources, and interactive programs that unravel the secrets of the Glengarry Trails’ natural wonders.  Join us on a journey of discovery where education and appreciation for the environment converge seamlessly.

Trees, the Youth and Our Culture

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The Enriching Benefits of Natural Trail Systems

Frogs, Toads and Salamanders
Several species of amphibians inhabit the fen. Both frogs (Ranidae) and toads (Bufonidae) are numerous, visible and audible, but often we are not aware of the salamanders (Salamandridae) – including newts and mud puppies. They are seldom seen or heard as they are active mainly at night.

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A photo of three girls attempting to solve a geocache puzzle. Photo by Geocaching.com | Used with permission.
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NEW TO GEOCACHING?

Have you ever heard of geocaching?
Are you interested in trying this fun family adventure?

Before starting, please ensure you have a GPS or a smartphone. We recommend downloading the Geocaching® app and then signing up on Geocaching.com to gain access to various fun tools and maps to help you select and find your cache on the trails.

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A photo of a green frog along the trails. Image by Rebecca Mackay.
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AMPHIBIANS

Frogs, Toads and Salamanders
Several species of amphibians inhabit the fen. Both frogs (Ranidae) and toads (Bufonidae) are numerous, visible and audible, but often we are not aware of the salamanders (Salamandridae) – including newts and mud puppies. They are seldom seen or heard as they are active mainly at night.

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TREES

Trees As you walk the trails, look for several varieties of large trees, including hemlock, cedar, paper birch and white pine. Trees are a prominent

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ORCHIDS

ORCHIDS Orchids are rare and highly sensitive to environmental disturbances. Some orchids may take over a decade to produce a flower. Orchids require our protection.

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DO NOT TOUCH!

Do Not Touch Poison Ivy (Leaves of Three – Let it Be!) Each leaf of poison ivy consists of three leaflets. These compound leaves change

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A picture plant located on the Garry Fen Trail
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CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

Carnivorous Plants Carnivorous plants are sensitive to disturbances in their habitat. Please do not walk on, pick or dig these plants. Can you spot the

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