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

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

Cain’s Mountain Nature Reserve (Cape Breton)

Cain’s Mountain is a spectacular nature reserve in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It features 171 hectares (424 ac.) of Acadian forests, fresh water wetlands, ponds, and beautiful white gypsum cliffs. The steep, exposed gypsum cliffs are highly uncommon across most of North America, providing a unique habitat for significant species such as the Canada warbler, olive-sided flycatcher, endangered monarch butterfly and rare plants like the large yellow lady’s slipper.

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