Wildlife of Second Marsh

pileated wood pecker mink white tail deer dragonfly frog

Photos by Tom St Jean

The Second Marsh and adjacent areas have long been known as a rich and diverse wildlife community. One of the largest of the few remaining wetlands on the north shore, it boasts almost 400 plant species, 305 bird species (106 known to breed) as well as numerous species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates and fish. These rich resources have contributed to Second Marsh being designated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a Provincially Significant Wetland and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.