Field trips

Algonquin Provincial Park.

Algonquin Provincial Park is a large park located in central Ontario that is the site of much long-term ecological research. This trip will provide the opportunity to tour sections of the park along the Highway 60 corridor, including stops at the Wildlife Research Station, the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research, and the park Visitor Centre. The trip will depart from Peterborough at 7 am on May 4th, returning by 7 pm.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park. 

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is located in on the north shore of Lake Ontario near Brighton, Ontario, about 1 hour drive to the southeast from Peterborough. The park is on a peninsula that extends into the lake and contains a mixture of sand dunes, marshes and forests. This lends it good plant diversity and a variety of habitats that make it a major stopover area for migratory land birds in spring and autumn. The park’s long beaches, adjacent wetlands and Presqu‘ile Bay also make it an important staging area for a variety of waterfowl and other water birds, including shorebirds, during migration. Islands in and near the park support nesting colonies of cormorants, terns, gulls, herons and egrets. The area is designated an Important Bird Area. The park has numerous trails, camping facilities and a visitor centre. This trip will depart early in the morning on May 4th, returning to Peterborough by 2 pm.

Registration for these field trips can be completed at the Trent University conference registration web site.