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Ojibway Park, Windsor

Rare oak savannah and tallgrass prairie

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Photographic Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Natural History Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Photo Features:

Geo: Nothing remarkable geologically-speaking

Bio:     Extensive oak savanna and patches of tallgrass prairie species attracting myriad butterflies and other pollinators – both habitats are nationally significant; "there are more species at risk found in Ojibway Park than any other park in Canada"

Water: Pond with associated wildlife including gren herons and many turtles, but nothing too remarkable  

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Facilities: Parking lot (no charge); Interpretive Centre (free); public toilets (flush)

Access: Wide trails, one paved for wheelchair access; this is a city-owned park so there is no charge

Winter Access: Easily accessible at all times of year

Notes: In summer, the oak savannah is difficult to photograph due to the tall undergrowth, however, tallgrass wildflowers, butterflies and deer abound.

Hazards & Precautions: Ticks and chiggars in tall grasses; poison ivy; water hemlock

Additional Information (links open in a new window):

  •  Ojibway Nature Centre

  •  Ojibway Prairie Complex  |  Map  |  Trail Map (PDF)

  •  Tallgrass Ontario

Nearby:

  •  Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve

  •  Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

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