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CHEMIN PERRY (PERRY ROAD) ALVAR

Spring: **  Summer: **  Fall: **  Winter: *

        Independent Directions to this Site: From Boulevard des Allumettières or Highway 148, take the Chemin Eardley exit in Aylmer. Turn right or northwest onto Chemin Eardley or the continuation of Highway 148 and proceed 1.2 km northwest to Chemin Perry (Road). Turn right or north on Perry and proceed 3.2 km to the trail (on the right or east) into the Chemin Perry (Perry Road) Alvar.
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From the Chemin Cook (Cook Road) Dumpsite entrance, return west 0.3 km on Chemin Cook to Chemin Klock. Continue west 1.0 km to the compost area entrance. If you were here, return to Cook Road and join those coming straight from the old dump. Continue west a further 1.2 km to Chemin Perry (Road). Turn left or south on Perry and drive 1.0 km to the trail (on the left or east) into the next site on this route, the Chemin Perry (Perry Road) Alvar.
Map of the Chemin Perry (Perry Road) Alvar Area
Map of the Chemin Perry (Perry Road) Alvar Area

        Site Description and Birding Information: Alvars are increasingly uncommon in our area, especially so on the Quebec side of the river. This hidden gem may be of more interest to botanists or incest hunters than birders, but it may reward exploration. Park off the side of the road and walk into the alvar. It is less than 200 meters through the woods to the clearing. The open area of the alvar is about 700 meters long by 100 to 200 meters wide.
Edge of the Alvar
Edge of the Alvar
Common Wood-Nymph - Perry Road Alvar - July 10, 2005
Common Wood-Nymph - Perry Road Alvar - July 10, 2005
Open Alvar and Forest Edge
Open Alvar and Forest Edge
        Eardley Escarpment & Gatineau Park Northwest Route Directions: From the Chemin Perry (Perry Road) Alvar entrance, continue south on Perry for 0.7 km to Chemin Pink (Road). Turn right or west on Pink and drive about 0.5 km past the farm fields on the south to the next site on this route, the Chemin Pink (Pink Road) West of Chemin Perry (Road).
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