Field Trip: Presqu’ile Provincial Park & Brighton Wetlands
May 24 @ 6:00 AM - 4:00 PMPARTICIPANT FEE: gas + park entry
Leader: Steve Coates (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See many different types of birds in a single outing! We’ll spend the morning visiting hotspots at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, including a 1 km hike along the Marsh Boardwalk trail, to look for songbirds, shorebirds, herons and egrets. Toward afternoon, we’ll head over to a nearby constructed wetland that supports many marsh birds, such as rails, bitterns, moorhens, and nesting grebes, and also attracts osprey and swallows. Will the Cattle Egret make its appearance? Permission has been secured from the Municipality of Brighton to visit this wetland. Be prepared for another 1 km of walking over uneven terrain with long grass at this site.
Meet in the Kingston Centre parking lot between Loblaws and McDonalds to arrange carpooling for a 6:00 am departure. Carpooling is strongly encouraged, and all participants are expected to contribute equally to vehicle mileage and the park entry fee. Rubber boots or similarly-appropriate footwear are highly recommended while visiting the lagoons – you are likely to get wet! Pack breakfast, water, lunch, and an extra layer as the Lake Ontario shoreline can be quite cool and breezy, even in summer. Estimated return to Kingston around 4:00 pm.