The Lathrop property is situated within one of the largest forested tracts in the Niagara Peninsula section of the Escarpment. Forest cover on the property protects the headwaters of Twelve Mile Creek, which supports the last remaining brook trout population in the Niagara Region. The forest cover also continues almost unbroken to Short Hills Provincial Park to the north. The property supports several species considered rare in Ontario and Canada, including butternut and American chestnut.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)