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Parry Sound Nature Club

Town: Parry Sound

Ontario Nature Region: Huronia

The Parry Sound area is one of the most beautiful regions of Ontario, if not all of Canada. Parry Sound is situated on a relatively sheltered sound of Georgian Bay, and is one of the more southerly points on the Canadian Shield. The region has an abundance of biodiversity due to its moderate climate, and because it is located in a transition zone where boreal and deciduous flora and fauna species intermingle. This fascinating area, which is at the doorstep of the Parry Sound Nature Club, also embodies a variety of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The Parry Sound Nature Club has a membership of approximately 70 individuals. Club activities focus on both indoor and outdoor activities related to the natural environment. The outdoor events undertaken by Club members vary greatly, and have included: trips by boat to the Limestone Islands (located to the northwest of Parry Sound); excursions to Killbear Provincial Park to learn about research on the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake; a visit to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Rosseau; waterfowl viewing at Tiny Marsh; birding and wildflower walks in Awenda and Arrowhead Provincial Parks; and, numerous hikes, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trips, and canoe outings to a number of different sites in the Parry Sound area. Some of the indoor presentations and workshops enjoyed by Club members have incorporated such topics as: Algonquin Park wolves; wildlife monitoring projects; the building of bat houses and duck boxes; the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas; local forestry operations; and, the Aurora Borealis. All of these activities have proven to be great learning experiences!

For more information, visit the Parry Sound Nature Club website

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or info@ontarionature.org.

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