WETLANDS WILDLIFE WILDFLOWERS
285 acres of varied terrain - from wetland to forest-ringed hayfields, rock outcrops and
ridges and steep hillsides - habitat for mule and whitetail deer & coyote, with elk, moose, bear, badger, bobcat, cougar as
occasional visitors. The diverse terrain and elevations, attract a large variety of birds
documented in the attached lists.
The Farmhouse and cabin overlook a 10 acre wetland. Abundant cattails, attract and support
a wide variety of wildlife, and numerous nesting birds, including ducks, red wing blackbirds and yellow-headed blackbirds. 70 plus
nesting boxes throughout the property and retention of snags, provide additional nesting places for swallows, bluebirds, blue
listed (vulnerable) Williamsons's sapsucker and numerous other birds.
The wetland and other sensitive riparian areas
have been fenced to prevent access by domestic animals, a practice which helps to protect habitat and water quality. In 2006
a live-trapping survey conducted by the B.C Conservation Corps found large numbers of the endangered tiger salamander along with other
salamanders and frogs in the wetland.
To protect the varied ecosystems on our land, our farming practices and tree cutting
are intended to be sustainable.
Birders, field-naturalists and anyone with an interest in varied ecosystems will find much
to explore on our land.
Other nearby areas of interest for birders and field-naturalists:
Kettle River & environs
Haynes Point Wetlands boardwalk
Osoyoos Irrigation Canal walkway
Osoyoos Desert Center
Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Center