NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa - Southeast - Larose Forest Loop
BOUVIER ROAD NORTH OF CLARENCE-CAMBRIDGE BOUNDARY ROAD
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417, 39 km east of Ottawa, take the Limoges exit (79) and go NNW for 4.4 km on Limoges Road (CR 5), through the town of Limoges to the junction of this road with Regional Roads 8 and 37. Follow the right hand curve on Regional 37 or the Saumure/Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road northeast for 0.9 km to where Saumure turns left. Then continue straight northeast on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for an additional 8.6 km to Bouvier Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road. Turn left or NNW onto Bouvier Road.
Larose Forest Loop Route Directions: From Perron Road at the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, go east on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for 0.7 km to Bouvier Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road. Turn left or NNW onto Bouvier Road.
Map of the Bouvier Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road Area
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Site Description and Birding Information: Bouvier Road (sometimes labelled "7") North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road is a dirt road giving access to the forested area in the north central portion of the Larose Forest. This road is one of the best north-south roads for driving and goes straight through to St. Felix Road near Bourget and the Bouvier Road from St. Felix Road site. Of course, like any "roads" in the forest, it must be driven with caution, especially if it has rained recently. In places it deteriorates into little more than a dirt track, so while it might be driven, especially with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, walking is still the best option. There is a good mix of deciduous and coniferous forest with scattered wooded swamplands along the way. At about 0.8 and/or 1.4 km from Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, you will come to the ski trail (depending on the branch); and at 1.7 km and/or 2.2 km, the ATV trail (Rd 25) (again depending on the branch). The area can be quite wet in any season but winter, so boots are recommended in warmer months. Insects can be bothersome at that time too.
Ski Trail Crossing Bouvier Road
ATV Trail (Road 25) looking Southwest from Bouvier Road
There are several swamps along Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road between Fisher and Bouvier Roads that are worth checking for wetland denizens.
Swamp between Croche & Bouvier Roads along Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road
Near Bouvier Road along Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road the roadsides are wonderful in summer for butterflies, dragonflies and other winged wonders. Among them the moth pictured below that is often mistaken for a hummingbird; caught at this site feeding on Purple Loosestrife.
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road - Jul. 29, 2007
Larose Forest Loop Directions: From Bouvier Road at the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road, go east on the Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road for 1.2 km to Skidder Road. Turn left or NNW into the next site on this route, Skidder Road North of Clarence-Cambridge Boundary Road.
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Last update: October 27, 2009