Species at Risk

Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulean, or Dendroica cerulea) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Threatened Status at SWCR: Rare breeding bird Cerulean Warbler is a small, insectivorous songbird that nests in mature deciduous forests and can be found in the Nursery Tract during the breeding season. Quick Facts: In Ontario, it breeds primarily in two distinct […]

Species at Risk

Butternut

Butternut  (Juglans cinerea) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Uncommon Butternut is a small to medium size tree that generally grows alone or in small groups within a range of deciduous and mixed forests. Quick Facts: It is affected by many different exotic diseases and pests. The combination of these […]

Species at Risk

Bird’s-foot Violet

Bird’s-foot Violet (Viola pedata) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Rare – 1 location This low-growing perennial herb flowers in both spring and autumn. In Canada, it only occurs in a small area of southwestern Ontario. Quick Facts: There are only five populations left in Canada, and the population at the […]

Species at Risk

American Badger

American  Badger (Taxidea taxus ssp. jacksoni) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Rare The American badger is best recognized by its distinct head patterning. Its range in Ontario is very restricted. Quick Facts: It is a member of the Weasel family. It is perfectly adapted for digging, with long, stout front […]

About the SWCR

The Community Council

The Saint Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council is a diverse and committed group of volunteer board members. Our members bring a range of skills, experience and perspectives to the Council, and meet regularly to attend to the governance, management and strategic direction of the Reserve and Council. Council committees include Trails and Recreation, Vegetation Management […]

Species at Risk

American Chestnut

American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Common The American Chestnut was formerly one of the dominant tree species in many forests in southern Ontario but this imposing tree is all but gone due to a disease called the Chestnut Blight. Quick Facts: It used to grow up […]

Species at Risk

Eastern Flowering Dogwood

Eastern Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) Status in Canada: Endangered Status in Ontario: Endangered Status at SWCR: Occasional and Rare at both tracts Eastern Flowering Dogwood is a small understory tree that produces clusters of showy white flowers in spring. Quick Facts: It occurs only in the Carolinian Forest Zone of southwestern Ontario. Because of their flowers, […]

About the SWCR

Contact Us

Contact the Community Council: Learn more about volunteering with the Community Council: info@swcr.ca St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council c/o Turkey Point Provicial Park 194 Turkey Point Road, Turkey Point, Ontario N0E 1T0 Learn more about the rules and regulations for the Conservation Reserve: Jeff Pickersgill, Park Superintendent/Conservation Reserve Manager (A) – Turkey Point Cluster […]