The Messier Property has three permanent wetlands and 10 seasonal and temporary wetlands scattered throughout the property totaling 25 acres. Eighty acres is in native grass, 80 acres is native aspen tree cover and the remaining 135 acres is seeded to tame forage. The natural grassland and bush have not been grazed in at least 20 years. This site provides habitat for white-tailed and mule deer, ruffed and sharp-tailed grouse and coyote as well as nesting and migratory passerine birds and waterfowl.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)