Pearce Estate Park - Inglewood
Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot. Access from 9th Ave SE. Turn north on 19th St SE. See directions on the City of Calgary website: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/SE-parks/Pearce-Estate-Park.aspx
Urban Walk; This will be the second last of the series of 14 thru 15 of the "Urban Walks.
Pearce Estate Park, a riverine forest close to the river's edge, intersects with trails for the Pearce Estate Interpretive Wetland and the headwaters and diversion of the weir (Harvie Passage). We will walk west along the Bow River Pathway (BRP) to Inglewood and the Deanne House located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. The Deane House is the only intact building from the Fort Calgary site. Built in 1906 by the former superintendent of the North West Mounted Police. The walk will be 2 hours round trip.
Coffee at Bite Groceteria and Cafe on 9th Ave.
*Note the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is currently closed due to flood damage.
Contact: Gitta at [masked] or cell number (403)[masked] for further information.
Experience nature in the city;
Let yourself be guided through a tranquil wetland in the middle of the city at Pearce Estate. A signed interpretive trail guides you through a constructed wetland filled with native plants and animals. The signs tell how the wetland came to be and describes the wildlife seen around you.
The plants typical of a Balsam Poplar riverine forest, such as willows, Water Birch and Red-osier Dogwood thrive in the area.
The wetlands add to the wide biological diversity within this small area. There is the emergent vegetation usually associated with marshes such as cattails and bulrushes. And, there is plenty of submergent vegetation, such as Sago Pondweed and floating vegetation, like Common Duckweed.