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4. LEARN MORE ABOUT WAINFLEET’S WILDLIFE

Many bird, plant, insect and reptile species live in and around Wainfleet Bog. You can
learn more about the massasauga and other species within this bog habitat by contacting the NPCA at (905) 788-3135 ext.241 or www.conservation-niagara.on.ca or MNR (Vineland) at (905) 562-4147.

BRUCE PENINSULA

DESCRIPTION

The Bruce Peninsula is home to many rare species, including the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. The area is made very ecologically diverse by its exposed limestone bedrock, vertical cliffs (part of the Niagara Escarpment), numerous wetlands, mixed forest, fens, dunes and open alvars.
 


 

Areas such as this fen are ideal habitat
for the massasauga.

 

Along the Bruce, much needed open rock
and shade areas are available to the massasauga.

PROTECTED AREAS

Increasingly, people seek wilderness escapes and picturesque vacations on the Bruce Peninsula. National and provincial parks, and smaller reserves, provide and protect the natural areas that attract many visitors. These areas also provide protected habitats for wildlife, including the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.

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