The name could be a title for a science fiction novel. Not this time however. It is an area in the national park on Prince Edward Island and while it isn’t a science fiction setting, it has an interesting geography.
This area includes the sand dunes of Cavendish Beach in the center of the island.
Here, a pond, like so many on the island, was an inlet of the Gulf of St Lawrence which was cut off from the sea by the accumulation of beach sand.
Over the ages, the salt water in the pond was neutralized by rain and fresh water flowing into it. Now Macneill’s Pond is a home to fish and a resting/feeding place for Canada geese.
The dunes are covered in Maram grass and other vegetation.
They are a great habitat for a variety of plants and animals, including foxes which have dens in the dunes. We saw a fox just west of Dunelands, making his rounds in a parking lot.
A rustic fence keeps park goers from walking on the dunes.
A boardwalk traverses the pond and provides a great view of the geese and fish in the water.
The area is in the flight path of the geese
and we were pleased with the photos we took of the geese overhead.
Dunelands isn’t a large area but it is a natural wonder.
It's a beautiful place, Marie. Much nicer than the ones in that sci-fi novel I read years ago. Love that last picture! Well done. :-)
Excellent shot of the geese flying overhead Marie.. I read and enjoyed a science fiction trilogy called Dune years ago, your title made me think about it ☺
That's a magnificent shot of the Canada geese in flight!
Rather a lot of us seem to have read that book, even people like me who've read very little science fiction. Dunelands looks very much like some parts of North Norfolk, which are also rich in wildlife. Very nicely framed picture of the Canada Geese.
A beautiful spot. I wondered how visitors were kept from wandering into/onto the dunes. Thanks for the fence shot.
Very interesting. Beautiful place
Love this place, what a perfect spot to stop and view the wildlife all round. Love your photos and the fox and geese are incredible. Keep well Diane
that geese shot is amazing! you have every right to be extremely pleased with that!
Such a lovely area; thanks for sharing, Marie!
Your excellent pictures make it seem like we are actually there. Wonderful !
So very beautiful and interesting. The fox photo is amazing!
Gorgeous photos! That fox is unique looking, his colours are pretty.
These photos are awesome!!! The photo of the geese is spectacular! You make all of us want to go live in Canada!! Such beautiful nature your country has! Thanks for sharing.
Magnificent. Be careful you don't attract hoards of visitors :-).
Definitely a natural wonder.
Love all the photos, but am super impressed with the geese overhead.
Wow, some stunning photos Marie. What an abundant area for wildlife, it must be so nice to see. I love the fox, it is very cool looking and the Canadian geese in flight is absolutely gorgeous.
a beautiful spot where nature abounds!! i have never see a fox with that coloring!!!
That's a beautiful spot. I will keep it in mind in case we are visiting PEI in future, Marie.
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Your photos and the landscape are gorgeous! Your fox has so much more black than ours here in CO.
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PEI is a beautiful island. A photographer's delight.
Paul Muad'Dib would be so pleased with the transformation of Dune. There were some great books in that series although some weren't quite up to the others.
I am finally satisfied with the geese photos, Jan.
I know that series too, PDP.
That fence is weathered beautifully, Joanne.
That it is, Barbara.
There was lots of wildlife in that area, Diane.
Thank you, SW.
Thank you, Ginnie!
The fox is fattened up after the summer, Mildred.
Foxes here often are variously coloured, Jenn.
The geese in that location fly overhead, Angela. It is easy to take a good photo. Thank you!
Tourism is on the increase here, Celia.
I can watch geese for hours, EC.
Thanks, Bill. That area is a natural wonder for sure!
Foxes here can be variously coloured, Debbie.
Cavendish Beach area is a must see, Jenny.
It is indeed, Catarina.
The name is on signage in the park, AC. I wonder if the person who named the area was familiar with Dune?
It is beautiful there, Linda.
That's an amazing place, thank you so much for sharing this with us. Sarah x
Glad to share, Sarah.
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We camped near there with our kids in 1988. Great place!
It really is, FG.
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