Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary is a 2.5 km interpretive hike around Laytons Lake.

The first half of the loop is mostly open trail with a forest of fir, aspen,
yellow birch, spruce, white birch and red maple aging at least 300 years old.

The trail consists of gently sloping hills that venture in and out of the forest
to open fields. The last part of the trail offers a hillside view of Laytons
Lake and a great picnicking spot. A popular spot for bird watching, keep an eye
out for hawks, owls, shore and song birds. There are normally more than 125
species of birds here each year.

The sanctuary is also a habitat for animals such as the red squirrel, snowshoe
hare and muskrat.

Oddly enough I didn’t see any birds on this morning walk – heard some geese in the distance but didn’t actually see them.

The entrance .. and the light at the end of the tunnel :

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Sept 29, 2013

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West Advocate / Eatonville, Nova Scotia

Some Panoramas

The beach looking southeast towards Cape d’Or:

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Looking northwest towards Cape Chignecto – I hope to hike the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail somedayImage

Beach front property ? This guy  has a LOT of stuff wash up on the shore around him! Image

A Mountain Ash tree with just the berries left on a nice clear sky:Image

Anderson’s Cove from the Eatonville day use trail area:

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Eatonville beach – a hundred years ago 350 people lived here and there was a logging and ship building industry:

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A Sea Stack:

 

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The Three Sisters :

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Another rock outcrop in the area :

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Hope you enjoyed the tour !

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #28 – Mountains

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers  This week’s Challenge is:   Mountains!

Having spent the last 25 years in relatively flat Nova Scotia, I was duely impressed when I had the chance to visit Banff, Alberta last year.  They have some Mountains there:

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Mount Rundle from the Hoodoos Trail

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Sulpher Mountain from Vermillion Lakes

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Mount Rundle and Suplher Moutain

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Castle Mountain

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Mount Rundle from Cascade Ponds

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Mount Rundle from Two Jack Lake

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Cascade Mountain

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Banff and surroundings from Sulpher Mountain – Tunnel Mountain center, Cascade upper left

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Mount Andromache (I think)

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Mount Rundle, Suplher Mountain and Banff from Mount Norquay

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Mount Rundle from Vermillion Lakes

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Sundance Peak (I think) from Vermillion Lakes

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Castle Mountain

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Lake Louise

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on Sulpher Mountain over looking Banff

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #27 – Clouds

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I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers  This week’s Challenge is:  Clouds! They are everywhere !! Honourable Mention for this one – see the winners here    

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #17 – Flowers!

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                                 I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers  This week’s Challenge is: Flowers! You can see more on my Flickr Hope you enjoy !

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #16 – Now!

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #15 – People in Nature

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #14 – Scary

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #13 – New Beginnings

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

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