Thanks to All Who Helped Make Birding & Botany on the Beach a Successful Event

In spite of a windy & rainy Saturday, the Birding & Botany Event went ahead as scheduled. In the morning Marcie Jacklin led a tour to some of the birding hot spots in the immediate area. Returing to the Windmill Point cottage for lunch, we found it was just big enough to accommodate the 22 participants indoors as the rain begain. While we waited for the rain to end, Albert Garofalo presented a slide show of his findings from his study of the Niagara section of the Lake Erie coast. The rain ended late in the afternoon and Albert took guests to see some of the interesting plant life in the area.

By the Water Cafe of Port Colborne catered a wonderful lunch as well as a great dinner for the overnight guests. Thanks to Harbour Estates and Calamus Wineries for some great wine and Lake Land Meats for some wonderful local grape juice. Until late in the evening there was interesting conversation around a warm hearth. The architure of this cottage with its setting on this wild stretch of Windmill Point beach made for great ambiance. On Sunday morning Jason Moss, a Niagara chef, provided guests a breakfast to die for.

A big thank you to all who made this event a success, including participants, Carla Carlson from Niagara Nature Tours, and the Rung family. All money raised will go directly towards conserving land in Niagara.

Birding & Botany Participants Hunkered Down on the Porch at Windmill Point

photo credit Niagara Nature Tours