A Walk on the Wild (and Rainy) Side: A Great Day with the Friends of Redtail Society

Despite the rain, on Saturday, November 6th, a group of friends and I piled into a car and headed down to Pictou County to enjoy the Acadian Forest, listen to some terrific music and taste local fare – all in the name of protecting Nova Scotia’s beautiful forests!

The Common Life Group of the Tatamagouche Centre was hosting a fundraiser for the Friends of Redtail Society (www.friendsofredtail.ca), a group of passionate citizens preparing to purchase over 300 acres of forest in Pictou County for preservation, education and demonstration. The fundraiser began with a guided walk through Acadian forest and – again, despite the rain – many had gathered!

Forests seem to have an amazing ability to bring out the child in everyone…

Jamie, an EAC forest expert was with us and we had lots of questions for him…

Having built up an appetite, we were all invited to the nearby winter camp cabin of the Redtail Nature Awareness Centre for homemade squash soup and freshly pressed apple cider. To top it off, the delicious soup was accompanied by the musical talents of the North Shore Slow Pickers.

We lost track of time playing in the woods and missed the actually apple pressing. Here is where it happened – oh, and don’t worry, we did get to drink some!

It was a terrific day in support of an inspiring cause!

Yours in food, Keltie

PS- Jen and Benna, thanks for the beautiful photos.

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