Nature Reserve of the Month: Pintulis (February, 2022)

February 28, 2022

- 18.25 acres of land
- Located in the Township of Puslinch, County of Wellington
- Became an EBC Nature Reserve in December, 2021
- Donated by Bronislava Palmer and Anita Pintulis
Significant Features:
The Nature Reserve is approximately 94% deciduous swamp habitat, with 3% of the northwest corner being coniferous swamp, and 3% towards the centre, deciduous forest. The nature reserve falls within the Badenoch Moffat Provincially Significant Wetland Complex which surrounded by a network of other Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSW) and Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).
Species At Risk Present:
Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphusvillosipes), Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemyspicta marginate), Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), Redside Dace (Clinostomus elongatus), Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens).
EBC's Management Plan:
All EBC land is monitored by our stewards network along Southern and Northern Ontario. Our local stewards inspect our EBC Nature Reserves annually and report the property's current conditions (threats such as encroachments, invasive species etc.), species inventory, pictures, signage conditions, etc.
How to get to the Nature Reserve:
From the center of Puslinch, drive south along Highway 6 for 6.3 km, then take a left onto Concession 11 E for 0.5km and Pintulis Nature Reserve will be on your left.
Photo of Eastern Meadowlark taken by Rosemary Harris
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