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The Pinery Provincial Park is located along the shores of Lake Huron in Lambton County. The park features a variety of trails that takes hikers through diverse habitats including Oak Savannas and Coastal Dune Ecosystems. Naturalists can find over 800 vascular plants throughout the park and over 300 bird species have been spotted throughout the year!

The park offers a large number of campsites and roofed accommodations, comfort stations, a park store, a pet exercise area (beach), picnic shelters and a Visitor Centre. Visitors can also rent bikes, canoes, paddle boats and kayaks to either explore the Old Ausable Channel or other parts of the park. Whether you are looking for an amazing place to spend the day or to camp, the Pinery has so much to offer and it’s open year-round.

One of the most popular and beautiful aspects of the Pinery is it’s 10 kilometres of sandy beach which boasts spectacular sunsets, shallow water and 9 different access points. They even have an entire beach just for your canine family members!

To experience the beauty of the beaches of the Pinery, watch the video below and listen to the calming sounds of the gentle waves washing upon the shore.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (rain date the 24th)

Meet: 8:30 am at the Pinery P.P. visitor centre. Tell the staff at the main gate you are participating in the count. There is a $5 per car fee to participate.  Bring lunch and water.

Contact: Brenda Kulon 519-869-2833

The Pinery Provincial Park is a fantastic place to spend the day with friends and family. The park has so much to offer year round that is it easy to find different things to do each time to visit. Let’s take a tour of the park in various seasons.

The Beach

The Old Ausable Channel

The Trails

This is just a taste of the landscapes that the Pinery has to offer. Check out later posts that will show you some of the wildlife, mushrooms, wildflowers and other plant life you can expect to discover at the Pinery.

Go and explore the park yourself! What are your favourite things to see and do there?

 

 

Meet: 8:30 am at the Pinery Provincial Park visitor centre.

Tell staff at the main gate you’re participating in the count.

There is a $4:00 fee to participate. Bring lunch and water.

Call Brenda to register.

Rain date is set for June 25th.

Junior Conservationists

June 24th—North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Count 

Pinery Provincial Park

TBD *Registration Required*

Open to Lambton Wildlife Inc Young Naturalist Club members only. To become a member and see the schedule of exciting events visit: www.lambtonwildlife.com/ Registration Required. Limited numbers permitted. Email or Contact Mike Kent

Put your butterfly identification skills to the test while we try to count as many individuals and types of butterflies as we can in one day.

Where to Meet

TBD

What to bring –

  • insect net
  • binoculars
  • sunblock
  • hat
  • water
  • butterfly guide
  • map
  • camera
  • pen/pencil & notepad
  • insect repellent (wash hands after application for the sake of our friendly insects)

Junior Conservationists

June 24th—North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Count 

Pinery Provincial Park

TBD *Registration Required*

Open to Lambton Wildlife Inc Young Naturalist Club members only. To become a member and see the schedule of exciting events visit: www.lambtonwildlife.com/ Registration Required. Limited numbers permitted. Email or Contact Mike Kent

Put your butterfly identification skills to the test while we try to count as many individuals and types of butterflies as we can in one day.

Where to Meet

TBD

What to bring –

  • insect net
  • binoculars
  • sunblock
  • hat
  • water
  • butterfly guide
  • map
  • camera
  • pen/pencil & notepad
  • insect repellent (wash hands after application for the sake of our friendly insects)

The Eastern Hog-nosed snake is a threatened species in Ontario. During a fall hike recently in the Pinery, we spotted this young one lying in the leaves along the edge of a trail. We photographed it and then showed it to the Naturalists at the Visitor’s Centre. They asked us to fill out a ‘Species At Risk’ form and to upload an image to their site.

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