See the flora and fauna recently spotted by Conservation Halton ecologists in our watershed.

  • Around the admin office, we had a chorus of baby barn swallows singing for their supper! The Barn Swallow is a cheerful and engaging little bird. Flying and swooping and chittering gleefully, a joy to watch. Barn Swallows often live in close association with humans, building their cup-shaped mud nests almost exclusively on man-made structures such as barns, bridges and culverts.
  • This dragonfly was recently spotted out in our parks. It's a male Halloween Pennant. It is an uncommon species to see in our area. The males are red and females tend to stay yellow.
  • A staff ecologist recently found a Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar while monitoring. The Monarch Butterfly embarks on an amazing annual migration. They travel between 2000-5000 kilometers from Canada south through the United States and overwinter in the Oyamel Fir Forest in Mexico. This journey takes 2 months! It takes several generations of butterflies to reach the northern part of the breeding range.
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Last modified: September 6, 2017

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