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Wetlands Resources

More about wetlands

Here are some resources to help you with your stormwater management improvements and wetlands enhancement. 

The links below are provided for your information:

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Plant Native Species of Plants

You can help to provide habitat for local species by planting native species of plants.

Check out this guide:

It is important to plant native species of plants. Animals, like birds, depend on native plants as a food source. Invasive plants can out-compete native plants and this impairs habitat and may result in invasive pests. Native plants have adapted to local conditions so they generally require less water. Monarch butterflies and other butterflies depend on specific native plant species for food. Hummingbirds and native bees and other pollinators rely on the nectar from native plants. ative nuts, seeds and fruits are essential for wildlife.

The Huron County Library is a source of native seeds with their seed library catalogue.

You are also encouraged to check out the Huron County Backyard Ecosystems initiative.

The photo contest runs monthly from May 15 to September 15.

Native Species of Plants Available from Local Suppliers

You can find native species of plants available from several local plant nurseries.

Some Ontario nurseries, where native species of plants are available for purchase, are included in the list below:

*Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority does not endorse any product or service provider. These are provided as a starting reference for some local plant nurseries and there are many other options available.

From Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:

Wildlife Identification – Ontario Birds, Ducks, Reptile, Amphibian, and Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification

Plant Identification

Invasive Species

Phragmites australis - Common Reed

Here are some resources about "Canada's worst invasive plant," Phragmites australis subsp. australis (or 'European Common Reed' or 'Invasive Phragmites'):


Another one of Ontario's most unwanted invasive plant species:

Giant Hogweed

For other resources visit the other pages of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website:

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