Simpson Road and Berm & Marsh
Saturday April 17 9am.
rain date Sunday April 18
Simpson Road is a continuation to the lake of the municipal Simpson Road which ends at Army Reserve Road. It allows access to the Simpson road berm which begins just to the east about one third of the way to the Lake. The berm creates a large wetland with a cattail marsh. Several species of waterfowl and shorebirds are regularly documented in the marsh and area.
We will meet at the corner of Simpson and Army Reserve Roads and walk to the berm and marsh area. Along the way we have a good chance of seeing turtles - both the ubiquitous Painted Turtle and the iconic Blanding's Turtle. We will have scopes to allow viewing over the marsh area. In the spring we should see: waterfowl, shorebirds, swallows, raptors and several species of marsh birds. Spring wildflowers will be emerging along the road way. Early butterflies will be emerging.
After viewing over the Marsh there is an option to continue to the Lake or return to our cars.
Waterproof foot wear is recommended. Bring Binoculars and/or cameras if you have them. Dogs on leashes are permitted.
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