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

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

Lincoln Wetlands (Fredericton)

These 21 acres (8.6 ha.) of protected lands were acquired in 2002 through a generous donation in memory of Gwen Ferris. This property contains silver maple floodplain forest and freshwater wetlands, providing habitat for barn swallow, northern leopard frogs, American beavers and mature butternut trees, a federally endangered tree species. Set along the St. John River, the area is prone to seasonal flooding and makes a healthy habitat for shorebirds and waterfowl.

The nature trail on the property is shared with the Lincoln Elementary Community School, and is used by teachers and students for recreation and educational activities.

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