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Autumn Walk



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Welcome to Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority’s Conservation Area Exploration Kit! These kits are contained in a Back2Nature backpack—and is your window of opportunity to explore outdoor environments in all seasons, close to home or further afield. We offer the use of Exploration Kits free of charge to Durham Region residents to borrow through your local libraries. We have eight conservation areas in our jurisdiction for you to discover and explore! Get outside and take it all in!

The Back2Nature exploration kits offer hands-on tools to explore our conservation areas.  Available free of charge through the WhitbyClarington, and Oshawa Public Libraries. 

Back2Nature Kit Contents

Back2Nature Backpack Contents


4 Books

  • Garden Bugs of Ontario

  • Butterflies of Ontario and Eastern Canada

  • Birds of Ontario

  • Plants of Southern Ontario


6 Identification Guides

  • Animal Tracks of Ontario and Eastern Canada

  • Mammals of Eastern Canada

  • Wildflowers of Ontario and Eastern Canada

  • Trees of Eastern Canada

  • Ontario Birds

  • Butteflies and Moths


8 Conservation Area Brochures / Trail Maps

  • Bowmanville Westside Marshes Conservation Area

  • Lynde Shores Conservation Area

  • Heber Down Conservation Area

  • Enniskillen Conservation Area

  • Crow's Pass Conservation Area

  • Long Sault Conservation Area

  • Purple Woods Conservation Area

  • Stephen's Gulch Conservation Area

2 Magnifying Glasses

1 Conservation Area Parking Pass

(must be booked separately for Whitby and Oshawa Public Libraries)

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