ALGONQUIN HWY 60 BUTTERFLY COUNT
Please contact Colin Jones (email@example.com) as soon as possible if you plan to attend and especially if you would like to camp the night before and/or after the count as campsites need to be arranged well ahead of time.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
WHERE: Meet in the board room of the Algonquin Visitor Centre (S from km 43, Hwy 60) at 8:30 a.m. - enter the Visitor Centre via the service entrance (park in the main parking lot and walk up the driveway to the right of the main doors - go downstairs to the office area).
PERMITS: if entering the park just for the day, proceed directly to the Visitor Centre - you will be issued a "courtesy pass" free of charge to place on your vehicle dashboard. If camping overnight, your camping permit also serves as your vehicle permit.
ACCOMMODATION: camping is available in several of the campgrounds throughout the Hwy 60 corridor (e.g. Pog Lake, Kearney, Lake of Two Rivers, Mew Lake, Canisbay Lake). See my note above if you would like to camp and take advantage of the possibility of a courtesy campsite. There are also some basic motels in Whitney (just outside the East Gate) including the Algonquin East Gate Motel (613-637-2652), the Algonquin Parkway Inn (613-637-2760). For a more complete listing of accommodation in the Algonquin area see: http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/services/advertisers-map-and-database.php and enter “accommodation” in the search box.
POST-COUNT TALLY AND BBQ: following the count (5:00 pm), there will be a BBQ (free of charge to count participants and tally of the days butterflies (kept secret until then) at the Found Lake Staffhouse (located behind the Algonquin Art Centre at km 20 - park in the main parking lot and walk up the driveway to the right of the main stairs to access the staffhouse).