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FIRE

The Ojibway Prairie Complex conducts prescribed burns to rejuvenate the prairie. This practice mimics fires that once occurred naturally. Officials take care to deliver these burns
safely and early in the year, so to avoid any snake mortality
while retaining the natural structure of the prairie.

INVOLVEMENT IN PRAIRIE PROTECTION

Many individuals, groups, and government agencies are aiding in the protection and recovery of Ontario’s tallgrass prairie. The City of Windsor, the Friends of Ojibway Prairie, the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, Ontario Parks, and Tallgrass Ontario are just some of the many groups and agencies dedicated to prairie conservation.

LIVING WITH OJIBWAY’S PRAIRIE WILDLIFE

There are many things you can do to make your property conducive to snakes:

1. Create or maintain natural habitat
2. Report your rattlesnake sightings
3. Become a concerned property owner
4. Learn more about Ojibway’s wildlife

1. CREATE OR MAINTAIN NATURAL HABITAT

Natural prairie may still be present in your area. Since habitat loss is
one of the greatest threats facing wildlife, a part of your property could
be set aside as a safe haven for many prairie species.

Planting prairie species on your property is a good start toward recovering and maintaining a natural community. The Ojibway Nature Centre can help you identify prairie species that may inhabit your property, and can provide suggestions on suitable plants to cultivate. Removing invasive exotic plants will also help by giving native species room to grow.

The Ojibway Nature Interpretive Centre.
 

Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve.

 

August blooms within Ojibway Prairie.

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