You are here: Home » Protecting Nature » Properties » Prospect Marsh

Prospect Marsh

Prospect Marsh

This 180 acre (73 ha) property has beautiful rolling meadows that gradually slope down to a willow thicket wetland which adjoins a cattail marsh. Generously donated to The Couchiching Conservancy in 2008 by Ms. Judith Probst in memory of Ralph and Min McCleary. Two ponds were installed by Ducks Unlimited Canada in 2009 to attract wildlife species such as waterfowl, amphibians and reptiles.

The property is a breeding area for species at risk such as bobolink, eastern meadowlark, Blanding’s turtles and eastern milk snakes; barn swallows also hunt these fields for insects. The profusion of common milkweeds attract monarch butterflies. Northern green orchis has also been found near the wetlands. Beaver and coyote are common on the property.

Access

A small gate at the parking area allows access to the meadow area. There are no trails established. Use at your own risk.

Location

From Orillia, follow Hwy 12 south continuing past Brechin and make a left onto County Road 48 (signs for Durham/Bolsover). It will turn into Portage Road, continue past Bolsover and make a right onto Prospect Rd. Look for a property sign and small gravel parking lot on your left.

 

You can help to ensure that properties like
Prospect Marsh are protected forever.

Become a member or donate online today and make an impact in your community.

Donate Now