Morvan: Discover nature in spring from another angle thanks to Skimo

Skimo was originally intended to offer winter activities around cross-country skiing.

Today, the association also wants to develop activities close to nature and culture, throughout the seasons.

Here is the program of spring activities organized by the association Ski en Morvan (Skimo), during the Easter holidays, in collaboration with Échappée Morvan d’ailes, Merveilles et Nature, the Morvan Regional Natural Park and volunteers.

Tuesday, April 19 – 2 to 5 p.m.

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He walks the steps of the forgotten villages, with Jean-Luc, a volunteer of the association, who will guide the participants to the village of Masons and the village of Bois l’Abbesse, abandoned for decades.

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Wednesday, April 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Discovery of bees and other pollinators, with Julien, from Merveilles et nature, the fascinating life of honey bees, but also that of other pollinators in the environment. Get to know them better and how to welcome them and protect them in the gardens.

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Thursday, April 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.

A zome tataki workshop is offered by Maude, from Échappée Morvan d’ailes, who will lift the veil of this traditional Japanese technique which means “tincture” (zome) by hammer (tataki). This animation will allow you to know the dyeing capabilities of wild plants: the forest plants collected at the time are printed on the fabrics to the sound of hammers.

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Tuesday, April 26 – 2 to 4 p.m.

A trip to nature between ponds and peat bogs, with Colombe, animator of the Morvan Regional Natural Park, who will show you the Préperny lake, which is home to a peat bog rich in biodiversity. This is a place that is part of the Morvan Peatlands Regional Nature Reserve. Participants will be welcomed by Sylvestre and Noctua.

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Wednesday, April 27 – 3 to 5 p.m.

Tales of wolves, with Maud and Julien, by Échappée Morvan d’ailes, which will offer encounters with the wolf through children’s stories. A moment of contact with the wolf dogs and their trainers, for an exchange on the nature of the wolf and his return to France.

Tuesday, May 3 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Introduction to Nordic walking, with Marie-Hélène, leader in Morvan Randonnee. Nordic walking is a complete sport that requires 80% of the body’s muscles and is practiced in a natural environment. Canes are provided, but bring low shoes or slippers and a small backpack with water.

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Wednesday, May 4 – 3 to 5 p.m.

Discovering wildlife tracks and trails, with Julien, from Merveilles et nature. Participants will look for signs of the presence of wild animals living in Haut-Folin, learn more about their way of life, their food, and model a footprint to keep as a souvenir.

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Thursday, May 5 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Walk through the old alpine ski resort of Haut-Folin, with Jean-Luc, a volunteer, who will guide you to the place and tell the story.

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Practice. The Préperny chalet will be open and there will be volunteers for each activity. More details on the Haut-Folin ski Facebook page in Morvan.

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