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

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

Backus Woods (St. Williams)

Backus Woods is a spectacular gem in the heart of Carolinian Canada, north of St. Williams and Port Rowan. Comprising less than 1% of Canada’s land mass, Carolinian Canada is home to 25% of Canada’s population, contains some of the nation’s most productive agricultural lands and provides habitat for nearly 25% of Canada’s endangered species. Restored agricultural fields on this 817 hectare (2020 ac.) property have been planted with native species to provide meadow habitat for the endangered monarch butterfly, eastern foxsnake, Jefferson salamander, prothonotary warbler and American ginseng.

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