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

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

Ipperwash Dunes and Swales (Lambton Shores)

This 64 hectare (157 ac.) property is a series of rolling, forested dunes and wet, thicketed swales. These unique landscapes support many rare and at-risk species, including the acadian flycatcher, spotted turtle, little brown myotis and American badger, all of which are endangered in Ontario. Although the property is highly naturalized, certain areas have undergone human disturbance and are now dominated by non-native species. This popular conservation site has 2 formal, regularly maintained trail loops available to the public, and is located on the edge of the Lambton Shores, just 30 km northwest of Parkhill.

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