A special blend of rare Carolinian habitat and geographic location on the main migratory route make Chatham-Kent home to some of Canada’s best birding. In fact, the diverse habitat and warm climate attracts many rare birds.
Wheatley Provincial Park features a blend of Carolinian forest, a shallow creek system and inland marshes that draw more than 250 species of migrating and breeding birds.
The St. Clair National Wildlife Area is a haven for birders. It lies within the extensive marsh habitat from Mitchell’s Bay to the mouth of the Thames River.
The Village of Wheatley hosts the annual Norm Chesterfield Festival in May.
The Sydenham Field Naturalists Club highlights local natural treasures with indoor and outdoor programs.