These lands and waters provide critical habitat for thousands of species. “Ontario Parks confirmed the area has globally rare alvar in good condition, landform and vegetation communities under protected elsewhere, hosts 39 endangered and at-risk species.”* Blanding’s turtles, Chimney Swifts, and Monarch Butterflies are just some of the threatened species in the conservation reserve. You can learn more about reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects and plants at risk here and on this Government of Ontario site.**

Unfortunately, there are patches of Dog-strangling Vine, Garlic Mustard and Phragmites in the conservation reserve. Learn more about harmful foreign species that have invaded Ontario and how you can stop the spread of these by referring to the Government of Ontario site.***


* Oct 4, 2023 “Monarch Point preserves 4,000 acres” advertisement by Todd Smith, MPP, Bay of Quinte, The Times, page 24