Carden Alvar Nature Board by Bob BowlesJune 24/25

There were a few birders around on the weekend so I'm sure all saw something that another missed. We had all the usual suspects and some that appeared other than on Wylie Rd. We had our first of several Uplands on Cranberry L.Rd. We had a C.Nighthawk hunting in sunlight on Curls Rd. Sedge Wrens on Co. Rd.#3 south of Mitchel Lake a House Wren on Wylie and Grasshopper Sparrow on Alvar Rd. No Loggerhead was seen either day, nor Snipe & Woodcock. Our species tally for the weekend was only fair at 56 as we were also Botanizing as much as birding. We certainly tallied a large species count of plants and trees and some very special gems (all without trespassing anywhere). I would encourage any birders to take along a botanist or wildflower enthusiast as it makes for a very thorough and full day to point out birds to a botanist and have a botanist ID the MANY exceptional plants and trees that abound the area making the Carden Alvar and surrounds a unique place in Ontario. No I don't work for the local tourism board.

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