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Free spring nature programs on offer at Gatineau Park - Metro US

Free spring nature programs on offer at Gatineau Park

This spring at Gatineau Park, nature lovers and city slickers alike can learn to distinguish spring flowers from regular plants and spot and identify migratory birds that have returned to their breeding grounds for the season.

National Capital Commission has announced another series of nature interpretation programs beginning this Sunday at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre at 33 Scott Rd. in Chelsea.

The free programs — offered in French and English, rain or shine — are led by an experienced naturalist and last approximately two hours each.

They include an indoor presentation, followed by a guided walk on the accessible Sugarbush Trail.

This year’s programs include Spring Flowers Have Sprung, which teaches participants how to spot spring flowers in Gatineau Park, running this Sunday and the consecutive three Sundays (at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English) and The Sights and Sounds of Birds, running Sunday, May 24 and 31 (10:30 a.m. in English and 1:30 p.m. in French) and June 7 and 14 (10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English).

Gatineau Park gets 1.7 million visits per year.

The programs don’t require reservations. For more information, call 819-827-2020 or visit canadascapital.gc.ca/gatineau.

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