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FLOWERPOT ISLAND *A24, SUNDAY MAY 25. What are you waiting for?

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A view from the Jet Boat

A view from the Jet Boat

If you’ve ever wanted to explore FLOWERPOT ISLAND, this is the perfect opportunity. If you’ve ever wanted to experience FLOWERPOT ISLAND with someone who knows this marvelous natural wonder inside out, then book this exclusive HFBC excursion now.

As of this posting there are only ten openings left.

Don Wilkes is your guide to this remote Georgian Bay Habitat. Flowerpot Island, within Fathom Five National Marine Park, is a magical place. Designated in 1930, it is considered to be one of Canada’s most remarkable islands. Its unique natural features include 2 large rock flowerpots, caves, cliffs, ferns and orchids.

You’ll be boarding a Jet Boat at the Blue Heron Dock and heading out to visit the island by first crossing 5 kms of crystal-clear waters from Tobermory. It’s an exciting ride and the tour boat gives you a great water-view of your destination.

On the island the tour will follow a loop trail to the flowerpots, the caves, the light station and a variety of habitats. During migration birds pile up on the island as they cross the narrows to Manitoulin Island, so there are good bird watching possibilities.

Calypso' Fairy Slipper. (Calypso bulbosa)

Calypso’ Fairy Slipper. (Calypso bulbosa)

An added bonus will be the Calypso Orchids, for which the island is famous. They may be up at this time.

If the wind is too high and Georgian Bay to rough for the jet boat to operate safely, we will stay on the mainland and tour from Cyprus Lake to the Grotto which is equally rich with birds, world-class scenery and fun nature to explore.

A GUIDED TOUR OF FLOWERPOT ISLAND…YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT. SO BOOK NOW.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE AT:

http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org

Don Wilkes

Don Wilkes

Don Wilkes obtained a BSc in Zoology at the University of Alberta. Don worked as a student Park Naturalist at Prince Albert National Park just when national parks were establishing interpretive programs. Don obtained a permanent job at Point Pelee National Park supervising the interpretive program. When Parks Canada began operating the new Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park, Don was invited to manage the heritage education and visitor services operations and successfully established a visitor centre for the two parks. In 2000, he helped develop a national training program. Now, Don does tours and continues to develop exhibits for national and provincial parks.

HFBF TITLEMAY 23 to MAY 26 – MAY 29 tor JUNE 1 -2014

MCGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK – PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO

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