For this Saturday's field trip, we'll be heading out on a search for Spring at Parc de la Frayere in South Shore Boucherville. This will be a walking trip through the park that will hopefully produce a mix of late winter birds and some early spring arrivals.
We will meet at Parc de la Frayere, on boul. Marie Victorin in Boucherville, on the St-Lawrence River. We'll explore the park on foot. There is an excellent mix of habitats including a marsh, the St-Lawrence waterfront, the wooded trails in the Boisé Langevin, and adjacent farm fields.
MEETING POINT: Parc de la Frayere, boul. Marie-Victorin, Boucherville, Quebec, in the parking lot.
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DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2016
TIME: 8 AM - Half day trip - Free Parking
LEADER: Sheldon Harvey
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: The park is a little less than 30 minutes from the South Shore side of the Champlain Bridge. From Montreal, take the Champlain Bridge, to the first exit off the bridge. Follow Highway 20/Highway 132 EAST, heading towards Varennes/Longueuil). Continue east on Highway 20/132. Note that Highways 20 and 132 split at the exit for Quebec City & Hippolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel. Stay to the left at this exit, continuing east on Highway 132. Continue past the exits for de Montarville, de Montbrun and chemin du General Vanier. The next traffic lights will be at Boul. de la Marine/Boul. Lionel Boulet (Highway 229). Turn left at the traffic lights on to boul. de la Marine, heading north towards the waterfront. Continue north, cross the railway tracks and turn left at the traffic lights at the corner of boul. Marie Victorin. Continue on boul. Marie Victorin, past the hydro pylons. You will see an entrance road into the parking lot for the Parc de la Frayere on your right.
NOTE: As alternates to the Champlain Bridge, HIGHWAY 132 East can also be accessed from any of the other bridges to the South Shore (Mercier, Victoria, Jacques-Cartier, or the Lafontaine Tunnel, as well as Highway 30. Once on Highway 132 east, route instructions above apply.
If you have any questions, please contact me at e-mail telephone - 450-462-1459, or on Saturday morning at 514-637-2141