Many of our field trips are
organized for birdwatchers
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
EXPLORING THE BASE OF MONT RIGAUDThis trip is to a spot which has not been visited by the Zoological Society in the past. It is close to Montreal and offers two easy and four intermediate walks through the lower part of a forest which is claimed to be 450 million years old. An interesting geological site, it offers opportunities for sightings of many birds and animals, including the great heron, turkey vulture, black squirrel and white-tailed deer.
The 25 kilometers of varied trails are free to the public and are maintained by the town of Rigaud. Their website at L’escapade, les sentiers du Mont Rigaud has good photos. The Chalet de l’Escapade is headquarters for the network of trails and has maps, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks for sale.
Departure: 9:00 a.m. by bus from the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue. Pickup at Fairview Shopping Centre. Arrival at 10:00 a.m. at the Chalet de l’Escapade.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch. We are welcome to eat it in the chalet, if we wish to.
Return: Leave at 3:30 p.m., arriving in Montreal by 4:30 pm.
Cost: $55.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members for bus transportation. (Admission to the walking trails is free.) Paid bus reservations are transferable. It is the participant’s responsibility to find a replacement.
Deadline: Tuesday, November 19.
The form you need for the trip to Mont Rigaud is this one.
Print it out and return it without delay.
FIELD TRIPS — 2014
Trips are subject to change. Check monthly newsletter for details.
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