Announcements

  • April 18, 2017: There’s a fancy new critter in residence at the park! It is a Prothonotary Warbler. He/she is a”vagrant” meaning that it is far north of its normal range (northern New Jersey, central New York State, and southern Ontario) and will probably only stay long enough to fuel up for the flight home.  Photos by Gerri Frager.

     

  • August 9, 2016: Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines announced that beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, all travel and activities within the woods is restricted. This includes hiking, camping, fishing, and the use of off-highway vehicles. People can still access beaches and provincial parks, but trail systems will be restricted. This applies to the trails at Taylor Head Prov. Park until further notice.
  • May 2, 2016: The entrance gate will be open on Tuesday, May 10th.
  • September 14, 2014: We’ve just been notified by the Department of Natural Resources that the Spry Bay Trail will be closed tomorrow until further notice. The steps and look off on the west side are being replaced.
  • April 5, 2014: The main gate to Taylor Head Park will open early May in 2014, pending road conditions.
  • April 5, 2014: The Highway #7 Garbage Pick-up date will be announced soon.
  • OWL UPDATE: (June 21, 2013) All trails are open, the two young owls are in the trees and moving about.
  • OWL UPDATE (June 12, 2013) The two owl babies seem to be doing well.  They’re flapping their wings and the senior one is taking short “test flights”.
  • OWL UPDATE ( May 30, 2013) There are now two young owls out of the nest and the parents are feeding both. The young ones can get up in the trees and off the ground. People have been respecting the closed area and most are just concerned about the owls.We are pleased that this been a success to date and the young owl that fell or jumped out of the nest a about two weeks ago is surviving. Members of the Friends of Taylor Head will have a presence in the park over the coming weekend to explain to the public why that area is closed. Thanks to those who helped this little guy make it
  • OWL UPDATE (May 24, 2013): The owl parents are hanging around the nest and it appears they are tending to the young owls. The young owl on the ground appears to be doing okay. While the area still remains closed to the public, alternate trail routes are available.
  • May 17, 2013: PARK IS NOW OPEN with alternate hiking trail routes around the area where the owl family is located (for the time being). Please respect trail signs and keep pets on leash at all times.
  • OWL UPDATE (May 14, 2013): We’re told that the park will re-open on Friday (May17) but the area where the baby Great Horned Owl is located is restricted to visitors. As of today, the parents of the owlet continue to feed the owl on the ground near the trail path. When the park re-opens, we strongly encourage that dogs be on leash. We will continue to share updates with you as we know more. We will post updates when they are available. For further information, please contact Warren Parsons
  • Taylor Head Owl Baby
    Great Horned Owlet at Taylor Head Provincial Park

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The park gate is closed. A baby Great Horned Owl has fallen or jumped from it’s nest near the Kiosk in the park. The parents are feeding the owl on the ground. Over the weekend members of our group were at the parking lot advising people to keep clear of that area. We advised Department of Natural Resources of the situation and they have decided to close the park gate to give the owl the best chance of making it. We’re hopeful the gate will re-open for the weekend. We’re having discussions with DNR throughout the week about a plan to best protect this owl when the park reopens. Since it’s a great horned owl, we’re given the opportunity to help that population continue to exist relatively undisturbed within our park. We know the closure is a bit disappointing but this is what is best for the baby owl. We will let you ASAP as to when the gate will be re-opened.

Porcupine at Taylor Head Provincial Park


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