Warblers & Whimbrels Weekend 2022 Warblers & Whimbrels Weekend 2022 Join Presqu’ile Park staff and volunteers on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd for Warblers and Whimbrels weekend.  This event celebrates the spring migration of the smaller birds, such as warblers, and the shorebirds, like the Whimbrel, that annually stop at Presqu’ile on their way north. Presqu’ile’s location and its varied habitats make it a popular stopover for migrating birds. The birds rest and feed before moving north; so, this gives birders a great opportunity to see and appreciate a wide range of bird species. Those new to birding, as well as experienced birders
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May 2022 Park Update The summer season is set to begin, and we are expecting another very busy summer for both camping and day-use. We opened for spring camping for the first time since 2019 and there are lots of new and returning campers out enjoying the park. The Advance Daily Vehicle Permit System that was piloted at select parks last year was deemed a success at helping to control visitation and guarantee access for those travelling large distances. This system will run again this year and has been expanded to include 32 other parks. If you need help making a reservation this handy blog post will walk you
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2022 AGM Invitation Phil McRae, Chair on behalf of  the Board of the Friends of Presqu’ile Park invites your participation in our   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Amphitheatre Presqu'ile Provincial Park   AGM starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch   Please fill out our RSVP form no later than May 31st  by clicking  here .   Park admission is free- simply advise gate staff that you are attending the AGM.   Volunteers will be on hand to register attendees and to take membership dues. Your attendance
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Tips and Tools to Enjoy the Park A day spent in nature is so important to our health and well-being. Presqu’ile Provincial Park has a plethora of ways to make your visit fun for young and old alike. The Park is beautiful in all seasons with so many trails providing opportunities to view nature up close. The Friends of Presqu’ile’s newly updated website has plenty of resources to enhance your visit. The website section called Enjoy the Park, has activities for everyone. If you want to enjoy the Park’s trails, you can download Trail Guides to keep you on the right track. While you are enjoying a stroll on the trails,
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2021 Common Tern Management Report Dear Friends of Presqu'ile Park, We wanted to briefly report on the 2021 work with Common Terns at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, which was supported, in part, by a Research Grant from the Friends. Data from this year was presented at the Great Lakes Area Working Group on Colonial Waterbirds in October. In Fall 2020, through financial support from the Friends, Don Tyerman (Presqu'ile's Biodiversity Specialist) and his crew erected two new predator exclusion grids, building on the successful design from summer 2019. This increased the nesting space available on High Bluff
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Kids 'n Nature Videos for Earth Day Students at Northumberland Hills Public School in Castleton, Ontario recognized the value of local nature this Earth Day, with the help of the Kids ‘n Nature Online videos. The series of education videos for elementary schools was released by the Friends of Presqu’ile Park in early 2022. During their weekly library visit, students watched a video featuring naturalist Sydney leading a virtual trip on the Marsh Boardwalk. Along the way they learned how frogs, turtles and dragonflies that live in Presqu’ile’s marsh help humans. Teacher-librarian Janine McClintock shared with classes
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Memorial Tree Planting - April 2022 In spite of  the advance weather predictions, Saturday April 16, our planting day, was a beautiful, but chilly, sunny day. Donors and donor families indicated they planned to spend a good portion of the day, following their planting, enjoying the park. With the help of Don, Mike, Colin and Bjorn, donors planted 18 trees, in the island where the park and residential roads separate. Many were planted in memory of or to honour family members. One couple donated a tree to honour their two friends, who were married in Presqu'ile in 2021 and both couples took part in the planting. Another
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Piping Plover Guardians Needed Ontario Parks Piping Plover Biologist Monica Fromberger has informed us that there are two Piping Plovers on Presqu’iles beach who are showing breeding behaviour. This is exciting news!  The last time Piping Plovers nested at Presqu'ile was 2016.  That was 100 years after the previous documented nesting.  You can read more about the 2016 Presqu'ile plovers here. These birds are an endangered species.  They like to nest on sandy beaches and there within lies the problem.  Sandy beaches are the same places that people like to go to play.  While it is fun to go to the
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2021 Common Tern Management Report
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Black Friday Calendar Sale
Brighton Holiday Parade
2021 Annual Raffle Winners
Kids ‘N Nature Goes Virtual
2021 Student Bursary Winners
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