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

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

Creelman and Salkeld (Portland)

This 20 hectare (50 ac.) property is based just north of Portland, within the Cooligan Marshes Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) complex, which contains important nesting and feeding habitat for waterfowl. Made up of a mix of sugar maple/red oak forests and sprawling wetlands, the area provides habitat for at-risk species like the snapping turtle, western chorus frog, eastern ribbon snake and wood thrush. Endangered species, such as the monarch butterfly and butternut tree, have also been noted on the property.

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