Park North - Richard M. Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary
Park North Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place that appeals to both avid wildlife watchers and families. Although relatively small, the park encompasses a variety of habitats including deciduous woodlands, lakes and wetlands, crossed by easily walkable dirt and paved trails. Wildlife wanders throughout the park. You can have close encounters with a variety of critters. Egrets roost over the lakes, and Warblers and Kinglets flit through the pine trees at the water’s edge. The ease of nature viewing makes any time spent at Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary time well spent. By following the main path straight to the end, you will reach the original Cameron House, Circa 1930, now used as the Park Office and for small displays.
Winter: The lakes at the Sanctuary are home to some wintering waterfowl. Ducks are plentiful during this time of year.
Spring: The trees near the lakes provide a welcoming resting spot for migratory songbirds. Your visit may coincide with visits by Warblers, Kinglets and other migrants. Trees are blooming and leaves are forming, providing food for the animals and scenic beauty for us. Canadian Geese and their fuzzy babies are all around. Be sure to look for turtles basking along the lake edge and fish nesting.
Summer: Look for the pink, yellow and white Water Lilies on the lake. Herons, Osprey, Egrets and Eagles love our Park in the summer.
Fall: Fall is a good season to visit the Sanctuary as migrating birds are once again passing through. Showy Wood Ducks on the lake are favorites with their bright colors. The trees turn into colors of orange and gold, displaying their beautiful fall foliage, as well.