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Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve

Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve

Location: Concession Road 7, Flamborough, ON
Phone: 905-525-2183
Email: valens@conservationhamilton.ca

 

Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve

The Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a unique natural area.  An abandoned quarry at the site was rehabilitated, resulting in the creation of a rare type of wetland.  Environmental improvements to the area resulting from the restoration are significant and include the expansion of a fen plant community — the rarest form of wetland in Ontario — creation of additional habitat for rare plants and animals already in the area, a new breeding area for leopard frogs, snakes, and a variety of small mammals, such as groundhogs, foxes and bats.  A mix of coniferous and deciduous trees will create a canopy that, over time, will provide valuable shelter for wintering birds and mammals.  The area contains a trail system and interpretive panels.

 

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