17789 viewsEarl HartlenNovember 19, 2020Long Point, ONDate shot: November 8, 2020
If you love nature, Long Point, Norfolk County Ontario is the perfect place to live. It's located on a sand spit jutting into Lake Erie nearly 40 kilometres and it's a major stopover point for migratory birds. Yes, Long Point has the world famous wildlife area which was designated a biosphere reserve by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1986. This photo shows the Long Point community but much of the peninsula is covered with sedge and grass and is peppered with stunted trees. Warm Lake Erie waters and a plentiful food supply around the point provide the perfect mix for thousands of migrant and mating waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds. One of the best places to observe these birds, or other wildlife, is about halfway down the causeway on the southwest side. "Big Creek National Wildlife Area". There’s even a two level structure built to overlook the whole marsh. Highly recommended !!! Take your camera and binoculars.