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

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

Clarendon (Bristol)

This extensive 1,380 hectare (3,408 ac.) property is located near the shores of the Ottawa River, approximately 13 km west of the Bristol, within the Municipality of Clarendon. Significant natural habitats in the area include alvars, temperate forests, large wetlands in connection with the Ottawa River, and more than 1.5 km of shoreline along the river, attracting species like the Blanding’s turtle, monarch butterfly and Canada warbler. In addition, the majority of the region is based on marble formations that host various rare plants, including some of the largest populations of calcicole vegetation.

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