South Shore Stroll – Explore Simpson Road this July!
Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 8 am to 11 am
July is the perfect 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, July 12 at the corner of Simpson Road and Army Reserve Road. This leisurely 3 km (3 hour) stroll takes the extension of Simpson Road south to Lake Ontario.
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 point out summer wildflowers, butterflies and local birds. We will convene at Simpson Road and Army Reserve Road and walk south for about 500 meters before taking a left turn to explore the Ducks Unlimited Berm and resulting wetland. The wetland is home to shorebirds and foraging Belted Kingfishers, Red Wing Blackbirds and maybe even an Osprey!
Returning to the main trail, we will proceed through meadow lands, areas of red cedar succession, hard wood forests and swampy areas. There is a lot to see and hear. At Lake Ontario, we will pause for a snack while we check on the waterfowl and look for fossils among the gravel.
We hope you’ll join us in exploring this fascinating area within the County’s beautiful South Shore.
Simpson Road 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, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- No washroom facilities
- Total distance 3 km
- Dogs on a leash are permitted
- Beware of ticks and poison ivy
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