An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

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Nature walk at Huron Natural Area

Beaver Pond at Huron Natural Area

Josh Shea, coordinator of Kitchener Natural Areas Program, led a hike through Huron Natural Area this past weekend. It was an interesting walk for young and “old” alike and we saw the beaver dam, a Great Blue Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Wild Turkey egg, as well as various plants, turtles and insects. And I saw my first Red-backed Salamander which Josh found under a rotting log. He is leading another hike at Huron Natural Area on Saturday June 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM.

Red-backed Salamander


Written by Ruth

May 31, 2010 at 12:05 am

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  1. I have been walking this trail a bit more this spring. I have noticed an overwhelming number of beavers. One evening I watched 5 of them moving sticks aroun they were “busy as a beaver”. It was fun. I still don’t have much luck finding birds in this area, so maybe the guided tour on June 12 will help. Thanks for the tip.

    Cheryl D

    May 31, 2010 at 8:18 am

  2. Josh said the beavers are most active in the evening. Apparently there are a couple of beaver houses above and below this beaver dam. So they must work together on it. The water levels in the pond are increasing as the beavers make the dam higher. You would enjoy the tour.


    May 31, 2010 at 8:38 am

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