Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve
Thousands of seabirds nest on this outcrop of rock. Each of the eight different species has a specific level where they build their nests and raise their young. The top level belongs to the gannets, a large seabird with a 5 foot wing span. A trail leads to a vantage point where visitors can get a very close view of the gannets. The visitor center has exhibits about all of the birds.
Unfortunately the trail to the view point is very rough and we could only go a short distance. The visitor center is accessible and has a deck with a good view of the nesting area. Bring binoculars to get a close look.
The parking lot is large enough for any RV. Reserve