On a sunny and fresh afternoon, hikers from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies enjoyed landscapes and nature at Irving Nature Park, on Sunday, August 21st.
Twelve participants, guided by Chroma volunteer, Dan Simard, walked the Heron Trail for an hour, ending at the seal observation deck. Although the trail had some challenging points, adults and children were able to overcome the small obstacles the trail presented.
Not everything was about exercising and sweating! Along the way there was more than one chance to contemplate beautiful marine landscapes and observe the local wildlife, including different kinds of trees, flowers, fungi, gray and red squirrels, and porcupines.
After the walk, Chroma provided the adventurous group with well-deserved drinks, salad and a barbecue, a special addition to our monthly hikes, celebrating summer.
“The Irving Nature Park is a beautiful park right on the edge of the city of Saint John. Most of the trails travel around the shoreline of Taylor Island. Taylor Island is not a true island but is a higher forested piece of land that climbs up from Saints Rest Marsh and juts out into the Bay of Fundy”, says jdirvingconservation.com.
Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.