Arriving at Cawston, we turned right onto Coulthart Road and stayed a couple of hours at the south-end of Ginty’s Pond. At least, most of us were at the south end. (inside joke). There were three avid photographers with us, and they were first to spot six beautiful wood ducks. There was also an osprey, mallards, red-winged blackbirds, coots, and an occasional marsh wren. After eating our lunches, a few of us enjoyed just basking in the sun with eyes closed, while others explored and found a trail to the river and another area of the marsh.
We all felt we had a wonderfully relaxing start to Easter weekend: out in nature, and finally some warmth and colour.
A website you might be interested re Wildlife Spotting areas in the South Okanagan, can be found by typing in British Columbia Wildlife Watch, or just Ginty’s Pond, Cawston B.C. You may also find the history of Ginty’s Pond by typing in the latter.
Our next hike will be led by Trish Reid on May 7th. We will drive up Baldy Mountain and go for a moderate walk toward Jack Budd’s cabin. Please confirm with Trish ahead of time at 295-6002. We leave from Billy’s Restaurant at 9:00 a.m.
Our next speaker will be Madelon Schouten, our very knowledgeable founding member. She will give a talk and show photographs of her trip to Europe and the cruise that took her beyond the Arctic Circle. This will be on May10th at Riverside Community Centre (near the Arena) at 7:00 p.m.
New members are always welcome. We have a very friendly, knowledgeable group.
And then the South Okanagan Meadowlark Festival will soon be upon us!