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

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

Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve (Doyles)

The Grand Codroy River gathers water from the Long Range and Anguille mountains in the southwest corner of Newfoundland, meandering downstream until it reaches an estuary like nowhere else in the region. This 243 hectare (601 ac.) property features a moderate climate, protected shores, rolling cultivated grasslands and lush balsam fir forests, providing habitat to species like moose, green frog, American beaver, and the endangered piping plover. It is the only Ramsar site in the province, includes two Important Bird Areas, and offers an educational interpretative centre and hiking trails for all to enjoy.

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