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

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

Brier Island (St. Mary’s Bay)

This 425 hectare (1,052 ac.) nature reserve is surrounded by the churning waters of the Bay of Fundy and accessed by not one, but two ferry trips. The island is home to 95% of the entire Canadian population of endangered eastern mountain avens and is one of only two regions in the world where it can be found. Other species of interest include black-throated green warblers, endangered monarch butterflies and the carnivorous northern pitcher plant.

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