Urban Wildlife and Birdwatching
The entire Peel District offers many spots for observing wildlife and birds. Birds, especially, can be observed at many conservation parks, gardens, and even in the backyards of residential homes.
Mammals are difficult to sight, but if you are patient, mother nature will reward you with a sighting of coyotes, deers, skunks, woodchucks, and even beavers.
May and October are the best months for watching birds as they migrate through the region.
As spring comes, so does the Red-Tailed Hawk (see picture), which can be observed sitting on telephone cables and on top of electric poles for long periods of time waiting for prey on the ground. A pair of Canada Geese will be often seen with their chicks following them even on busy roads. Put a birdfeeder in your backyard and Cowbirds, Common Gackles, doves, Toohies, and even shy Blue Jays will flock in.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. In 2005, my husband decided to take snapshots of birds in our backyard. We counted 15 different species in peak summer months. But do remember that many species do not visit backyards.
Welcome to the Suburbs
I can't imagine anyone deciding on Mississauga, Ontario for their travel destination.
I'm assuming that people that visit Mississauga, usually stop by as they are driving through it, or visiting someone who resides in 'Sauga'.
That said, Mississauga is a very diverse city, which makes for great restaurants and fun festivals.
Whether you enjoy Indian, Polish, Italian cuisine, you are sure to find a restaurant that appeals to you in Mississauga.
Plenty of stores are situated in Mississauga, but for the most part they are popular names like Guess, Winners, Le Chateau.. which you can find in almost any Canadian city.
Port Credit is by far my favourite area in Mississauga.
The village atmosphere and waterfront trail make it a picturesque setting.
Along Lakeshore Rd. you can find an array of different little boutiques, that offer everything from handmade chocolates to shoes.
The Waterfront Trail is perfect for a stroll, or bike ride.
Everyone is sure to find something to do/enjoy in Port Credit.
Rotary Movie Nights in The Park
The Rotary club of Mississauga Lakeshore, invites everyone to come out with friends, family, lawnchairs, blankets and popcorn for a free night of movies under the stars.
The movie line up is as follows:
Friday, July 10 - Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
Friday, July 17 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Friday, July 24 - E.T.
Friday, August 7 - Ironman
Friday, August 14 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Friday, August 28 - UP
Movie nights are held at Port Credit Memorial Park , which is located at 20 Lakeshore Rd. E. in Port Credit.
*movies start at 8:15pm