When April 14, 2024 at 8:45am 3 hrs
Where Helmer Road

Stroll Helmer Road to the Lake

Sunday, April 14, 2024

08:45 AM for carpooling

Join us to explore the eastern part of Monarch Point Conservation Reserve - the former Ostrander Point Crown Land Block.

This area was under threat of a wind turbine development 10 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County the development was turned down at an Environmental Review Tribunal. The met tower that was erected in support of the turbine development has recently been removed as a result of the Conservation Reserve designation of the lands.

We will meet at the Mariners' Museum parking (Cty Rd 10 and 13) and carpool to Helmer and Babylon Roads at 0845. From there we will walk to the former met tower road. We will take this road to the Lake going though meadows, wetlands and forested areas. We will have the opportunity to hear and see awakening frogs and may find an elusive Blanding's Turtle. Avian spring migration will be well underway. There will be lots of birds to see and hear.

Waterproof footwear is a necessity for this Stroll. Ticks that cause Lyme disease are endemic in Prince Edward County.

Please note that by joining the stroll you are responsible for your own health and safety.

RSVP below!

Click on the image to become a member:

Will you come?