Featured Reserve Hobson Pike Bay (January 2021)

February 23, 2021

Location and Significant Features: Northern Bruce Peninsula

The Hobson Nature Reserve is 160 acres located on the west shore of the Bruce Peninsula, north of Pike Bay and west of Highway 6. The land was donated in 2020.

The reserve is dominated by coniferous forest with small patches of wetlands, alvars and Great Lakes coastal habitat. The land is north of Sucker Creek and south of Black Creek on

the southern shore of Little Pike Bay. These areas are very important for providing significant habitat to aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish and birds. Characteristics of this property provide suitable habitat for the Massasauga Rattlesnake and Hill’s Thistle, both of which are considered Threatened.

Why not make a day of it? After visiting our Hobson reserve, head over to Sucker Creek Life Science ANSI, Sucker Creek Wetland Complex (PSW) and Swamp North of Beattie Lake (PSW) located just 3 kilometres south of the Hobson reserve.

How do I get there?

Check out EBC's new interactive map displaying the location of our reserves on our website https://escarpment.ca/see-our-reserves

Thanks so much to Jose Gamez for developing it!