When I heard of the Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary, I checked their website to see if they had property in Brighton.
In late 2011 Cora Munn from Codrington and family donated 76 acres to the Sanctuary. Cora bought the property, void of woods, in 1972 and over almost 40 years planted at least 100,000 trees.
As the property is not accessible to the general public, I contacted Gary Bugg for a tour.
I’m not sure if during the hike I was more captivated with the property or Gary’s knowledge of where to find remarkable trees as we didn’t follow a trail. A memorable moment was when we encountered 2 trees with their bark cut to slivers. Upon closer examination we noticed the claw marks and realized a bear had recently been in the area. We made a bit more noise for the rest of our hike. :-)
Throughout the hike we saw new trees, old trees, small trees, tall trees, birds, and signs of deer, bear and other wildlife. The trek through the reforested area and thanks to Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary proved to me conservation by concerned people is of great value to all life.
Read more about Cora’s Woods on the website http://lonepinemarsh.ca/about/properties/munn/