Many of our field trips are
organized for birdwatchers
Sunday, November 22, 2015
MONT SAINT-HILAIRE, QUEBECLike the other Monteregian Hills, Mont Saint-Hilaire rises up sharply from the surrounding farmland. The mountain is covered in mature forest and was established as a migratory bird sanctuary in 1960. In 1978, it was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve because of its unique geological and biological characteristics. This special area shelters 187 species of birds, 41 species of mammals and around 600 species of plants.
The park has 24 km of trails for us to explore. We will be able to visit Lake Hertel, a 15-minute walk from the Nature Centre, and climb to one or more of the mountain’s various summits; one of them, the Pain de Sucre (Sugarloaf) offers a 360-degree view. This will be a trip for all – whether spending time at the bird feeders near the Nature Centre or inside the Centre snacking or looking at exhibits, taking shorter trails to places such as Lake Hertel to observe migrating waterfowl, or taking more challenging hikes. Don’t miss this last field trip of the 2015 season. This is a very popular venue for our Society and you willl have to join us to see why!
Departure: 9:00 a.m. from the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue. Arrive at Mont Saint-Hilaire about 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch and water. Snacks and drinks may be purchased at the Nature Ctr.
Return: Leave Mont Saint-Hilaire at 4:30 p.m. Arrive in Montreal around 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members for bus transportation only. We each will pay our own entrance fee of $6 ($5 seniors). No refunds will be given. Paid bus reservations are transferable. It is the participant’s responsibility to find a replacement.
Deadline: Tuesday, November 17.
The form you need for the trip to Mont Saint-Hilaire is this one.
Print it out and return it without delay.
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