Nineteen people came out to hike the Ministik Bird Sanctuary. This is an area we had not hiked for a few years. Most of the path is through dense bush, so we understood quite well what a challenge it must have been for the trail maintenance work party to do the clearing for this hike.
The whole area is dotted with sloughs, which makes it very attractive for nesting birds.
When we reached Williams Lake we stopped for lunch. A pair of swans were in the distance.
On the way back, we checked in on the Berg Stopover, which was built in 1984 on the private land of Dr. Berg, a former dean of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Alberta.
Thanks to Lee for scouting and leading the hike and to Trail Maintenance for a job well done. You can find more photos on Flickr.