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Mudpuppy Night in Oxford Mills

Friday, January 10, 2014; 7pm.
Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills

Discover one of the natural wonders of North Grenville! By popular demand, Sustainable North Grenville once again invites its members and the public to gather at Maplewood Hall in Oxford Mills at 6:45pm for 7pm start.

Young and old may come and enjoy an entertaining and informative slide show and talk by renowned artist/biologist team Aleta Karstad and Dr. Fred Schueler.

Following the short presentation, participants will hike outdoors to a special observation spot below the dam to hunt for the giant Salamander known as Mudpuppies. This is a great opportunity to see Mudpuppies at the only place in Ontario where they can be easily viewed during their winter activity.

Warm, outdoor clothing and rubber boots or waterproof footwear are recommended, as the observation area is along the shore of the creek. A bright flashlight (with fresh batteries) would also be useful.

Don’t want to brave the weather? Stick around! At 8pm, the Oxford Mills Community Association’s regular Game Night kicks off, with a variety of table-top games being played ’til about 11:30pm.

Admission is free and open to all. A donation jar will be available to offset the cost of renting the hall.

To get to Oxford Mills, follow County Road 18 south from Kemptville. Maplewood Hall is just over the bridge, on the right-hand side, (not far from the Brigadoon Restaurant).

More information:  http://pinicola.ca/mudpup1.htm