NATURE MONCTON FIELD TRIP

WHITE BIRCH RD IMPOUNDMENTS and SUNKEN ISLAND BOG, SACKVILLE.

DATE:             Saturday July 18th, 2020 (Rain date:  Sunday July 19th, 2020)

TIME:             9:00 am

PLACE:           Meet in the parking lot of Lillas Fawcett Park, off Morice Dr. by Silver Lake, Sackville

GUIDES:        Roger Leblanc as birding guide; Louise Nichols who is familiar with the area

** PLEASE REGISTER WITH LOUISE NICHOLS AT nicholsl@eastlink.ca

 

Two interesting areas to explore in one day!  After meeting at Silver Lake, we will travel up to White Birch Rd. which provides access to an extensive area of marsh and impoundments.  As this is one of the few areas where Black Terns breed, we may possibly see some of these birds flying and even be lucky enough to see the adults with the juveniles.  Waterfowl, warblers and other songbirds will also be present as we visit some of the marsh area along the road and walk on the dyke through a very large wetland.

Afterward, we’ll travel to High Marsh road, change into rubber footwear, and enter the Sunken Island bog to explore bog plants, insect life and even more birds.  Keep in mind that much of this walk – and the walk through White Birch -- will be in the sun without benefit of shade, so a hat will be a good idea.

In addition, bring a lunch, water, sun screen and insect repellant. 

All are welcome, Nature Moncton member or not.

 

July 2020

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