Point Petre Grasslands, Forest and Lake
Saturday May 15, 11am
Rain Date Sunday May 16, 11 am
Point Petre includes a small aerial field owned by the Department of National Defence. Entrance to the field is not permitted; however, the view over the fence allows sightings of grassland birds such as Upland Sandpipers, Eastern Meadowlarks and Bobolinks. The shore area is a good place to raptor watch as flocks of Turkey Vultures among others arrive after crossing Lake Ontario. In the spring warblers arrive to the shrubby shore area sometimes chased by Sharp-shinned Hawks. Occasional sightings of shorebirds have been reported. The wooded areas adjacent to the Soup Harbour Shore display excellent wildflower displays in the spring.
We will meet at the corner of Cty. Rd 24 (Point Petre Rd.) and Army Reserve Road at 11 am. Walking along the roads adjacent to Soup Harbour we will concentrate on wildflower viewing and we will hope to hear and see some colourful warblers and other spring birds. Emerging opposite the aerial field we can look for grassland birds. It is a short walk from here to the Lake Ontario shore. We can stop for a snack before heading back up Cty Rd 24 to our cars.
Sturdy foot wear recommended. Bring water and a snack. Dogs allowed on leashes
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