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Prairie Path


The Nature Centre is open seven days a week. There is no charge for admission and the building is completely accessible to those with disabilities. Inside, one finds informative and interesting displays on the ecology of the Ojibway Prairie Complex. A new live exhibit area with Eastern Fox Snake and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is always a crowd favourite.

An alcove overlooks the many bird feeders and the stone fireplace make for a warm, cozy atmosphere. Groups needing a place to meet can rent the fireplace room. Astonished gasps of children mingle with the buzz of thousands of bees swarming around a tree just to the right of the path. From a distance, the orange and black mass appears to be a single entity, wave after wave of energy rippling over its surface.

Many accounts of early Ontario stress the heavily- forested nature of the land, and created the image of vast, unbroken forest. Yet the early French explorers and first settlers of southwestern Ontario also discovered extensive, open landscapes. They encountered the outlying remnants of oak savanna and tallgrass prairie which once dominated a large portion of midwestern North America along the eastern edge of the Great Plains.

Information provided by the Ojibway Nature Centre website.



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