Point Pelee National Park:
The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

{ Miles posing at the entrance to the DeLaurier Homestead Trail }

The three smaller trails at Point Pelee National Park are the DeLaurier Homestead Trail, the Chinqua Oak Trail, and the Tilden Woods Trail.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

The entrance to the Tilden Woods trail was very beautiful.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Much of the trail in the spring looks like the above — trees popping out of mini marshy areas.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

The moment when Miles encountered his first toad — and in that moment, an obsession was born.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Miles’ first toad (sighting!)

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br> Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Bird watchers began appearing, eager to spot exotic species of incoming birds to the point (more on bird watching craze at Point Pelee National Park in the following posts!). Our first spotting of bird watchers was leading out of the Tilden Woods trail, and into the Chinqua Oak trail!

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

I have no idea what this little gem is, but it was our first exotic-looking bird sighting.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Turkeys roam the point. When people say turkeys go “gooble gobble,” that is putting it mildly. The first time I heard them, despite my mother assuring me it was turkeys, I was sure someone was being tortured or was drowning!

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

{ Miles and my mum on the Chinqua Oak trail }

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

What really struck me on Point Pelee were the thick types of vines that grow up the trees (I didn’t know such vines showed up outside tropical locations!) and the variety of tree bark.

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Miles, on the DeLaurier Homestead trail — now always on the lookout for toads.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

Beautiful spring moss growing on a mini marshy island.

Point Pelee National Park: </br><i>The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails</i></br>

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The DeLaurier Homestead, Chinqua Oak & Tilden Woods Trails

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