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 :
Sept 29, 2013