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Mission Ponds Professional Review and Guide
"There is something so captivating about this lovely stretch of rolling countryside with its cluster of kettle ponds and forested background that invites one to defy the barbed wire fences and go exploring. The area has different owners: 50 plus acres surrounding the ponds are currently up for sale, and the Williams Lake Cattle Company owns or leases a chunk. Despite this, many people come here to wander about appreciating the scenic beauty and amazing biodiversity. Here you will find cactus flowering in late June/early July. Several families of magpies have taken up residence recently. Usually magpies are found farther south and east beyond Cache Creek, or west of the Fraser. There is a large concentration of red-tailed hawks, perhaps attracted by an abundance of ground squirrels. By the lake, common and spotted sandpipers skitter along the path, while lesser yellowlegs stilt along the shore."
--Colin Campbell, Trails of the Southern Cariboo (Rocky Mountain Books).
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