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The Battle Against Invasive Plants Continues!

Unfortunately, several of our properties have seen the arrival of unwanted plant species. Yuck! The undesirables include garlic mustard, dog-strangling vine (aka DSV) and phragmites, as well as a list of species with lesser yet still negative effects (including periwinkle, buckthorns and yellow iris).

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The Kris Starr Sanctuary; richly diverse

At its south end, the Sanctuary takes in a small piece of the Carden Alvar, and the steep limestone slope created by the rough caress of the glaciers. At the foot of this slope, the Head River meanders across the reserve, its spring floods nourishing a rich floodplain forest. Beyond that is a band of mixed forest of oak, pine and birch on pockets of drier soils. But the northern half of the Sanctuary, north of Monck Road, is classic granite barrens with scattered trees and a mosaic of beaver ponds and wetlands. All on this one property, the ecological transition known as The Land Between is fully on display.

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The Land Between Documentary Premiere

The Land Between is a 3-part documentary series that explores our evolving relationship with the biologically and geologically diverse region between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands in Ontario, Canada.

Known as an “ecotone”, The Land Between is a liminal space between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands in Ontario, Canada. It is home to a host of overlapping species

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