maplecross nature reserve at salamanders bluff

Credit Isobel Ralston

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MapleCross Nature Reserve at Salamander’s Bluff

Singhampton, ON

Bruce Trail Conservancy – 2023

20 hectares

Property Description

Near the popular Keyhole and Nottawasaga Bluffs Side Trails, and bordered on two sides by the Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area, the MapleCross Nature Reserve at Salamander’s Bluff expands an existing natural area, promotes habitat connectivity, and maintains trail continuity in the region. The 20-hectare nature reserve features a small White Cedar swamp and a seasonal pond that provides habitat for amphibians such as American Toads, Green Frogs, and Spring Peepers. The main Bruce Trail runs through the eastern end of the property, between mature deciduous forest and successional meadow habitat, with many young trees and shrubs, perfect for nesting birds. A thriving Sugar Maple forest comprises the western half of the nature reserve, where Red-eyed Vireos and other forest-dependent species have already been spotted. Preserving  tracts of natural land near urban areas in southern Ontario  – one of Canada’s most biodiverse regions – is key to protecting our irreplaceable ecosystem services and is fundamental in our efforts to address climate change.

Content and property pictures courtesy of Bruce Trail Conservancy.

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