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 HHLT Launches a New Website!
HHLT has a sleek new website which offers educational resources, wildlife and conservation videos, event listings, registrations and so much more!  We are excited to share this excellent resource with you! Visit us at

Haliburton Highlands Land Trust
"Move for Nature Challenge"

 The “Move for Nature Challenge” is a fundraiser that challenges our members, supporters and community to raise funds in support of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust (HHLT).
  1. Choose an activity that you can do outdoors in nature like hiking, walking, kayaking, swimming, biking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.  Other fun activities suggested below. 
  2. Decide on your personal or team challenge and fundraising goal. You decide your success goal and fundraising target-after all its your challenge!
  3. Set up your challenge.  Just go to our website and click on the blue “Donate” button.  Scroll down to our “Move for Nature Challenge” section.  Or to go directly to the Canada Helps Create a Fundraiser page click on and follow their simple instructions on how to set up you own fundraiser.
  4. Create a team or make it your own individual challenge and rally family and friends to sponsor you and help you achieve your fundraising goals.


... that The Highlands Corridor supports 35 federal and/or provincial species at risk, and another 21 provincially significant species?  For more information on this ecologically important area of land and wetlands visit "Our Projects" on our new website at 

HHLT Coming Events

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust offers events as part of our Land Trust Discovery Days series and other events as part of research grants. See below for all upcoming events. Visit our Events Calendar to register as events open up for registrations. 

Thursday April 21
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Haliburton Fish Hatchery
Admission by donation. Pre-registration required.
Western Chorus Frog
Chorus Frogs have been showing alarming declines across some parts of the province. Join local field naturalist Ed Poropat as he takes us on a journey through the lifecycle of these tiny amphibians, with some insights as to why they seem to be disappearing from our landscape. A brief indoor presentation will be followed by a short, guided outdoor walk to find/hear some of our amazing amphibian friends.
This event is partially funded by Environment Canada & Climate Change, Habitat Stewardship Program.
Tuesday May 3
Minden Community Centre
In Partnership with the Minden Horticultural Society

Contact for more info about this meeting
Native Ontario Ladybugs Shelley Hunt, HHLT Chair and forest ecologist, will be a guest speaker at the Minden Horticultural Society's May meeting.  Learn about the Land Trust’s newest research project, Ontario’s lost native ladybug, and how to distinguish it from all the other ladybugs we see.  In addition, you will learn about its preferred habitat and how you can help the Land Trust in its sleuthing efforts to see if we can find any native ladybugs in Haliburton County.  Perhaps you will find one in your garden or on a walk!
This event is partially funded by The Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks, Species at Risk Program.
Saturday May 14
10:00AM to Noon
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
Admission by donation. Pre-registration required.
Wild Leeks & Spring Wildflowers Join avid naturalists HHLT Board Member Sheila Ziman and HHLT Chair Shelley Hunt to wander trails at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve in search of beautiful spring wildflowers and wild leeks.  Learn about these delicate early spring ephemerals. Learn how to sustainably harvest wild leeks. Please note that wild leeks may not be harvested at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve. Registration available soon.
This event is partially funded by TD Friends of the Environment Fund.
Saturday, May 21 (rain date - Sunday, May 22) at 6:30am starting at rail trail parking area opposite high school playing field.
Don Smith Memorial Spring Bird Walk  
Join Ed Poropat to discover which birds are returning to Haliburton County and can be seen and/or heard along the rail trail. Spring warblers are a colourful delight to find at this time.
Sunday June 12
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
Mini-bioblitz for native ladybugs Details and registration to follow.
This event is partially funded by The Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks, Species at Risk Program.
Sat June 25 or Sun June 26
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
Admission by donation. Pre-registration required.
Moths Join Ontario moth experts as they carefully live-trap, record, photograph and release a variety of moths.  You will be amazed by the beauty and wide variety of moth species. As the moths are gently released you will get an up-close look at some common and possibly rare moths. Wear a bug hat or suit and dress for the weather. Details and registration to follow.
This event is partially funded by TD Friends of the Environment Fund.
Wed., July 13
Time TBD
Whip-poor-will Dave Bathe will host this event at his Gelert farm and offer a chance to participants to listen for these interesting birds.  Details and registration to follow.
Early August
Admission by donation. Pre-registration required.
Bat walk/talk Join bat enthusiasts on this late evening walk where you will use special bat listening devices to “hear” bats as they fly overhead.  All eight species of bats found in Ontario have been identified in Haliburton County.  However bat populations are declining for a variety of reasons and 4 out of 8 species are listed as endangered. In 2021 HHLT recorded a number of bats at Dahl Forest and Barnum Creek Nature Reserve.
This event is partially funded by TD Friends of the Environment Fund.
September Hike Haliburton HHLT will offer guided hikes during the Hike Haliburton festival.

View two new HHLT videos HERE "Wonder in the Woods" and "HHLT Conservation in Action"
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