Hobson Little Pike
This property is 142.81 acres.
The Hobson Pike Bay Property is dominated by a coniferous forest with small patches of wetlands. The forests and wetlands on the property contribute to the surrounding natural area and create a large tract of forest, uninterrupted by public roads, of approximately 4,000 acres in size. This area expands to the near-by Pike Bay Locally Significant Wetland. In addition to forests and interior wetlands, there are also alvars and Great Lakes coastal habitat on this reserve.
Characteristics of this property provide suitable habitat for the Massasauga Rattlesnake and Hill’s Thistle, both of which are considered Threatened both provincially and federally. Other species including Dwarf Lake Iris and forest interior birds such as the Eastern Wood-pewee, both listed as Special Concern may occur on the property as there is suitable habitat for both specie. The protection of this property will support the persistence of species at risk populations in perpetuity.
The Hobson Pike Bay Property is located on the west shore of the Northern Bruce Peninsula, north of Pike Bay and east of Highway 6.