Last Sunday (September 18th, 2011) I took a trip to the university town of Sackville, New Brunswick. This small town is usually somewhat quiet in the Summer but come September, its buzzing with university students zigzagging the campus pedwalks of Mount Allison University. I like coming here to take pictures, especially in Autumn where the trees are about to change color and the birds make their final stops in the Sackville Waterfowl Park before heading South.
Mount Allison, or Mount A, is one of the top undergraduate universities in the country, and one of the most beautiful. The campus has a feel like a mini version of Cambridge or Harvard in the way it looks. It started as a school in the late 1830s and progressed as a college in the 1860s.
Field behind the Wallace McCain Student Centre and Athletic Centre
Here in Sackville is another reason to visit: Sackville's Waterfowl Park. I've come here a few times and its amazing the diversity of birds that either make their home here or are just making a pitstop. September I find is the perfect time to come check the park as the number of residents in the park grows with animals not usually seen year round.
Those dragonflies ain't shy
Visitor resting by the Swan pond
Swans, come to find out, are quite territorial. Ducks beware!