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

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

Howe Bay (Cardigan)

Only 20 km northwest of Cardigan, the Howe Bay properties are a mix of 31 acres (12.5 ha.) of aspen and spruce old growth forests, agricultural fields and wetlands. Aspen trees, which remain standing and go soft when they die, attract woodpeckers to carve into and use as their home, attracting species like northern flying squirrels, black-capped chickadees and red-breasted nuthatches once the woodpeckers leave their tree.

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