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Become an advocate for the protection of local prairie remnants and rare species. Join the Friends of Ojibway Prairie and support local efforts aimed at prairie restoration and wildlife research:

The Friends of Ojibway Prairie, c/o Ojibway Nature Centre

5200 Matchette Road,
Windsor, ON, N9C 4E8

Tel: 519-966-5852

4. LEARN MORE ABOUT OJIBWAY’S WILDLIFE

Visit the Ojibway Nature Centre. The staff are available to answer questions and
provide information on the many rare bird, plant, insect and reptile species that live
in and around the Ojibway Prairie Complex. Contact the Ojibway Nature Centre at
519-966-5852 and visit their website [www.ojibway.ca].
 

WAINFLEET BOG


DESCRIPTION

Wainfleet Bog, near Port Colborne, is one of the few acidic bogs left in Southern Ontario. Many rare species inhabit the bog, including one of the smallest and least studied populations of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.

Wainfleet Bog is 1,200 hectares. The bog is a remnant of a much larger wetland complex but has been reduced to only about 6 percent of its original size.

This varied habitat supports a unique mix of plant and animal communities that depend on the bog for survival.

The Wainfleet Bog’s wetlands include wet treed hardwood swamp,
dense tall shrubs, drier hummocky low shrub, and moss habitats. Bog plant species such as leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea) and labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) occur here, along with many rare animal species.

Not only does Wainfleet Bog contain populations of rare and threatened plants and wildlife, it is also a source of water, and aids in flood control. Various hiking trails allow one to explore the bog, its wildlife and the surrounding area.

 

Wainfleet Bog, near Port Colborne.

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