1/06/2016

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Winter blues beaten at TTP



Beat the winter blues with a guided Family Nature Walk at Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) this January.

Once temperatures drop, the allure of curling up with a warm blanket and a good book is often irresistible. However the secret to getting through the upcoming frigid months is not to hibernate, but rather to get out there and find an activity you can enjoy. There's fun to be had outdoors this winter!

Skiing and snowshoeing are a great way to explore the winter landscapes at TTP. Dressed in the proper winter garb and trecking equipment, a journey all the way to the lighthouse can make for a wholesome and rewarding day. The park is also a great destination for winter bird watching. Oh yes - winter bird watching! Many Arctic ducks call TTP home in the winter. Look for the Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye and Red-breasted Mergansers. You can also find hardy local species like the Blue Jay, Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch and Cardinal.

Finally, what better way to connect with nature than with a guided tour. The seemingly frozen ecosystems in Tommy Thompson Park hide many secrets. Register for a guided walk this winter and have them revealed! Investigating plant and animal changes, following nature tracks and playing nature-based games with family and friends will surely make for good weekend fun.

With the right attitude and a warm pair of boots, there's no telling what winter adventures await you in Toronto's Urban Wilderness.

Visit TTP's Special Events page for upcoming activities.
For more information, email rraudsepp@trca.on.ca or call 647-505-9960