Mallard Ducks on the Baille Ard Nature Trails, Easter Day

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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern or common lady-fern) is a large, feathery species of fern native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, where it is often abundant (one of the more common ferns) in damp, shady woodland environments and is often grown for decoration. Its common names “lady fern” and “female fern” refer to how […]

Cinnamon Fern

The Osmundastrum cinnamomeum fern forms huge clonal colonies in swampy areas. These ferns form massive rootstocks with densely matted, wiry roots. This root mass is an excellent substrate for many epiphital plants. They are often harvested as osmunda finer and used horticulturally, especially in propagating and growing orchids.  Cinnamon Ferns do not actually produce cinnamon; they are named for the color of the fertile fronds.. […]

Thanks to our good friend Jack Porter for the walking sticks!

Jack generously makes these walking sticks and places them on walking trails all around CBRM.  What a wonderful gesture of community spirit. Please use them, then insure that they are there for the use of others.

Have you wondered what these signs are all about?

With the help of Paige Rankin and Ryan Campbell from Heather MacIssac’s NSCC graphics class, we are updating both the brochure and the website presentation of  our Self Guided Tour  .  Check it out on our website by clicking on the link.