The ice is breaking up in Presqu’ile Bay, and the migrating waterfowl are arriving! Please join us this coming Saturday at Presqu’ile Provincial Park to experience the thrilling sight of thousands of waterfowl which stop on their migration north and west to their summer breeding grounds. Swans, geese and ducks rest and eat in Presqu’ile Bay and around the 1840 Lighthouse on the point. There are also many species of land birds in the Park. Our expedition coincides with the 43rd Annual Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekend, put on by the Park staff and Friends of Presqu’ile Provincial Park volunteers.
DATE: Saturday, March 16, or in case of adverse weather, Sunday, March 17.
Civitan Hall Parking Lot, 7:15 a.m.
Union Hall (Wolf Grove & Tatlock Road), 7:30 a.m.
Glen Tay Public School (just past Perth just north of Hwy #7), 8:00 a.m.
3-hour total travel time each way (with one pit stop)
Arrive back home ~ 6:00 p.m.
There is a $11.20 per vehicle park entrance fee ($9.00 Senior rate). Provincial Park passes are honoured.
BRING: Lunch, hot beverage, binoculars, and spotting scope if you have one. Have extra warm clothes ready for cool, windy weather.
The “Friends” volunteers have an outside BBQ lunch, hot drinks and snacks available for purchase outside the Nature Centre, which has indoor, warm washrooms and a Gift Shop.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. To register, or to get more information, contact Cliff Bennett at , or 798-6295.
Please phone Cliff before 7:00 a.m. if you’re not sure if the trip is postponed til Sunday because of the weather.