Archive | June 11, 2011

MacGregor Point PP: The last day

Our last event of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival was a relaxed nature walk along the Old Shore Road Trail on Sunday morning. Our guide, Margaret Anderton, intended to visit the beach area north of the Visitor Center, the Pitcher Plant Marl, and various wetlands, hardwood and coniferous forests in between. This event didn’t start until 9:00 so my mother and I took the opportunity to sleep in. When we arrived we were still early, so I stopped to take some photos of some of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers growing just beyond the Visitor Center parking lot. The day started out cool and cloudy (as usual), though thankfully it didn’t rain.

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MacGregor Point PP: Day 2

The next morning it was still cloudy and cool. Our morning walk with Judith King started at 7:00 a.m. and took us back to the Bruce/Saugeen Townline and the Ducks Unlimited pond. We scared up a Great Blue Heron fishing in the fast-running water in the ditch beside the road, and then had to park about seven vehicles near the bridge. This was difficult as road had no shoulders and barely fit two passing cars; this was demonstrated for us first-hand when a car approached us from the opposite direction and both vehicles had to drive with one tire in the grass. The wide spot where I had parked the previous night seemed long enough to hold about three vehicles, and it took much maneuvering to get our vehicles safely off to the side.

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