Many of our field trips are
organized for birdwatchers
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
LAC BOIVIN AND PARK YAMASKAOn this trip, we will visit two places near the town of Granby. The Lac Boivin Nature Centre is a free conservation and education centre. It offers a diversity of natural habitats, attracting large concentrations of migrating waterfowl, as well as herons, hawks, and songbirds. Animals find sanctuary here, including deer, fox, raccoon, bobcat, and muskrat. Turtles, frogs and snakes are commonly seen by visitors. The trails vary; two short ones border the lake, an elevated boardwalk with observation towers stretches across the marsh, and a 7.7 km. path winds through mature mixed forest. There is also an excellent Nature Interpretation Centre offering displays and information. See photos at www.cinlb.org.
Parc de la Yamaska, our second stop, offers the choice of a lazy or active afternoon in a beautiful landscape bordering a lake. Well-equipped with facilities, including canoe rentals, it offers a wide choice of long or shorter trails, and the possibility of seeing some of its 20 species of mammals, and 150 different birds. At this season, there should be wildflowers as well.
Departure: By chartered small coach at 8.30 am. from the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave. Pick-up on the south shore at Place Portobello on Tachereau Boulevard in front of the Linen Chest. Arrive at Lac Boivin around 9:30 am.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch, drinks and snacks. We will eat our lunch either at Lac Boivin or at nearby Parc de la Yamaska, where we will spend the rest of the day.
Cost: Round bus transportation is $55.00 for members, $60.00 for non-members. The Yamaska Park entrance fee, to be paid individually at the entrance, will be $5.75 or $6.50. Paid bus reservations are transferable. It is the participant's responsibility to find a replacement.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 21.
The form you need for the trip to Lac Boivin and Park Yamaska is this one.
Print it out and return it without delay.
FIELD TRIPS — 2013
Date: Sunday, June 16 Lac St. Francois Nature Reserve
Date: Sunday, July 21 Doncaster Park, Ste. Adele
Date: Sunday, August 25 Covey Hill Apple-Picking
Date: Friday - Sunday, September 22-23 Tadoussac (To be confirmed)
Date: Sunday, October 20 Coaticook Gorge
Date: Sunday, November 24 Mt. Rigaud
Trips are subject to change. Check monthly newsletter for details.
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