South Shore Stroll – Explore Charwell Point this August!
Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 8 am to 11 am
August is the ideal time of year to enjoy all that the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area in the South Shore of Prince Edward County has to offer! Join us at 8 am on Sunday, August 16 at the corner of Charwell Point Road and Army Reserve Road. This 5 km (3 hour) stroll takes Charwell Road south to the Gull Pond area.
Please click on the RSVP button now to attend.
Note that due to current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to nine people.
What You’ll See
Volunteer members of the South Shore Joint Initiative will guide you in exploring the “somewhat famous” Gull Pond. Rich with aquatic food sources, Gull Pond was used by First Nations and early European settlers. Now it is an area of recreation for hunters, fishers, hikers and birders.
We will meet at the corner of Charwell Point Road and Army Reserve Road and walk down Charwell Point Road to Gull Pond. Note that Charwell Point Road is no longer marked but is the first road west of Dainard Road in the Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.
We should encounter many species of local Warblers and Thrushes, singing frogs and hopefully a Blanding’s Turtle. There will be summer wildflowers and we will attempt to identify as many as possible. This area is especially rich ecologically with marshes, meadows and wooded areas providing habitat for many species of plants, vertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.
When we reach Gull Pond, rubber boots will be necessary for a complete exploration. We will take time for a snack and return through the track leading to the Lighthall Road berm and wetland area – probably again requiring rubber boots.
We hope you’ll join us in exploring this fascinating area within the County’s beautiful South Shore.
Charwell Point Stroll Details
- Advance registration is required. Click on the RSVP button now.
- Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to nine people
- Admission by donation
- Bring water, snacks and binoculars (if you have them)
- Wear sturdy footwear, wear or bring rubber boots, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- No washroom facilities
- Total distance 5 km
- Dogs are not permitted
- Beware of ticks and poison ivy
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