Rondeau Wings of Spring

Rondeau’s Wings of Spring

Is your family looking for a fun way to take flight this March Break? Check out Rondeau Provincial Park’s “Wing of Spring.”

This bird-themed spring series runs March 11-19, 2017, and features different feathery activities every day!

All week

Rondeau scavenger huntWinter bingo

Pick up a winter bingo page from the Visitor Centre at any time during the week to start this quest!

Complete all of the challenges and stop by the Visitor Centre between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to claim a prize that’s sure to warm you up!

Saturday March 11, 2017

DIY suet feeders, all day (Visitor Centre)

Suet provides our overwintering birds with the fat and energy they need to survive. Attract some winter birds to your house with your own suet feeders!

Snake talk, 2:00 pm (Visitor Centre)

Join Pants, our eastern foxsnake, to discover the wonderful world of snakes (and watch Pants eat his lunch)!

Pants the snake

Tracks, scat and facts, 2:30 pm (Tulip Tree Trail)

Signs of their activity are all around us! Meet Kevin for a lesson on how to identify animals of Rondeau by looking at some of their “leftovers.”

Sunday March 12, 2017

Watching Waterfowl, 10:30 – 12:30 pm (Park Store)

Come meet up with the park naturalists for a session of waterfowl watching on our bay. Don’t forget your binoculars or scope!

Brrrr-ding, 1:30 – 4:00 pm (Visitor Centre)

Rondeau visitor centre

Join the park naturalists to enjoy a variety of winter birds in the park! Come on by the Visitor Centre to grab a warm drink, some binoculars and a field guide and work on your winter bird ID!

Monday March 13, 2017

Snowy owlWinter Wonderland, 10:30 am (Tulip Tree Trail)

Join us on a winter walk through the forest to discover how Rondeau’s animals stay warm throughout the cold seasons!

Owl Power, 2:30 pm (Visitor Centre)

Movie time! What makes owls so special? For centuries, this creature has been adored and admired by many. Join us, as we discover how owls live up to their title of being masters of the night sky! Warm up with hot chocolate and popcorn during the show!

Tuesday March 14, 2017Rondeau staff with feeder

DIY suet feeders, all day (Visitor Centre)

Suet provides our overwintering birds with the fat and energy they need to survive. Attract some winter birds to your house with your own suet feeders!

Tree ID, 10:30 am (Tulip Tree Trail)

Trees in the winter can be intimidating, but if you know what to look for, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert. Come on the hike and find out how!

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Rondeau BirdingMiraculous migration, 10:30 am (Marsh Trail)

Why do the birds leave and what makes them come back? How do they know where they’re going? Come learn about our birds and the journey they face yearly!

 

Owl Pellet Dissection, 2:30 pm (Visitor Centre)

Come to the Visitor Centre to learn a little about the fascinating world of owls and dissect your very own owl pellet!

Thursday March 16, 2017

Watching Waterfowl, 10:30 – 12:30 pm (Park Store)

Come meet up with the park naturalists for a session of waterfowl watching on our bay. Don’t forget your binoculars or scope!

DUCK-umentary, 2:30 pm (Visitor Centre)

Redhead

Movie time! Ducks are true originals – they waddle, glide, dive, dabble, and their feathers shimmer in every colour of the rainbow. Join us for a movie and fall in love with waterfowl. Warm up with hot chocolate and popcorn during the show!

Friday March 17, 2017

Barn owlSnake talk, 2:00 pm (Visitor Centre)

Join Pants, our eastern foxsnake, to discover the wonderful world of snakes (and watch Pants eat his lunch)!

Owl Prowl, 5:30 pm (Visitor Centre)*

Come discover the masters of the night sky: OWLS! After a short indoor talk, we will go out to try and find some of Rondeau’s resident owls.

*Pre-registration is required. Call the Visitor Centre before 12:00 pm on March 17.

Saturday March 18, 2017

Come on out and participate in a great day. Build your very own birdhouse and grab some lunch from our BBQ before meeting our Special Guest…

…Salthaven Wildlife Centre, 1:30 pm (Visitor Centre)

Meet the director of Salthaven’s Wildlife Rehab Centre and learn about his passion: caring for sick or injured animals! Say hi to some of his live animal ambassadors as we learn about hawk & waterfowl migration.

Sunday March 19, 2017

Name that duck, 10:30 am (Visitor Centre)

Are you wanting to learn more about ducks? Do you find them a bit hard to identify when you see them? Come to the Visitor Centre to ease your fears and learn the best ways to identify our feathered friends before heading out to the bay and trying out our new skills!

A small selection of the many ducks at Presqu'ile

Owl Pellet Dissection, 2:30 pm (Visitor Centre)

Come to the Visitor Centre to learn a little about the fascinating world of owls and dissect your very own owl pellet!

Will we see you this March Break?

Rondeau‘s Visitor Centre will be open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Flutter in to help us welcome the Wings of Spring!