Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Ashton Potter Property (Holmesville)

This 60 hectare (147 ac.) property lies on the outskirts of Holmesville, halfway between Goderich and Clinton. The area is characterized by upland deciduous forests, wetlands, the meandering Hopkins Creek and active, as well as restored, agricultural fields.

Forests, grassland habitats and wetlands help with climate change adaptation by providing a refuge for migrating animals and plants as temperatures fluctuate. As well, these habitats are able to store carbon, help act as buffers against floods from changing precipitation patterns and reduce erosion caused by increased storm events

A diverse range of wildlife take advantage of these riparian habitats, including the snapping turtle, eastern wood pewee, white-tailed deer, grasshopper sparrow, and midland painted turtle.

 

 

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