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Around this time last year, our family visited friends of ours who lived up near Point Pelee. They took us to their favourite park. We had a good time. 🙂 I thought I’d share some images with you.
Did you know that Point Pelee has Prickly Pear Cactus? I know!!!! We were stunned to learn that Ontario is home to cactus that don’t grow in a desert!
One of the things I love dearly about this couple that we visited with, is they spend time with the lad as well. Not just talking with us, but also engaging our son in the things he finds interesting as we walk along, and pointing out things that may be of interest to him. When they discovered my son’s love of all things cacti, they made a point of showing us all the cactus that grew around the park.
This doesn’t mean of course we didn’t spend time talking with each other. The guys often stopped to chat with each other.
At one point I got sidetracked by this short bamboo that also grows at Point Pelee. I was so surprised to see it growing in the wild as well.
Point Pelee is a natural gateway for birds migrating up north. My friend mentioned all the birders that come through in the spring and fall as the birds come and go. I know that I saw some mergansers and a couple other ducks that normally I don’t see. Those pictures didn’t turn out that I took, but this one did of a coon we saw.
They have a nice visitors centre there as well, that I BRIEFLY had a chance to wander through before a lad dragged me away to find some barn swallows. 🙂 I grew up with barn swallows and know how well they flip and soar through their air ever so quick. The lad was totally delighted with them and spent a good 1/2 hour watching them catch all the bugs around us, brushing past our heads on swiftly flapping wings.
We had an excellent day, had a lot of fun talking and looking and just being with friends. I hope I’ve given you a touch of the joy of Point Pelee.
And in case you are wondering why we have interesting plants and animals at Point Pelee.