Nature's Garden of Wildflowers
- PaceTypes Leisurely
- TerrainTypes Easy
- PaidOuting No
Hosting Club: Peninsula
Location (Google Maps): Petrel Point Nature Reserve. Roadside parking at Trail Entrance. From Highway 6 turn west at the town of Mar on Red Bay Road. Drive along Red Bay Road to its end at Huron road. Drive north on Huron Road roughly three kilometres, then turn left (west) on Petrel Point Road. Petrel Point Road divides the northern and southern halves of the reserve. Please park only on the north side of the road.
Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Distance: 2 KM
Come join local ecologist Esme Batten from the Nature Conservancy of Canada and explore the Petrel Point Nature Reserve on June 30th. This stunning nature reserve managed by Ontario Nature is home to many native wildflowers, orchids, and carnivorous plants that put on a spectacular display. Due to the unique conditions in this Great Lakes Coastal Meadow Marsh many special plants have adapted to live in this environment, and we will discuss how they have adapted to live here. Please bring snacks, water, a hat, long-sleeved protective clothing, and binoculars and a camera if you have them and be prepared to walk approximately 2km. The path is mostly boardwalk with some natural, uneven walking terrain.