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"Who can but marvel in early July at the myriads of European Skipper butterflies that jostle for position on the milkweed and Pitcher's Thistle  flowers, or be inspired by the Monarch butterflies that drift lazily across the dunes, stopping occasionally to sip nectar from the wealth of flowers on and behind the dunes?"

Dr. John Morton (1928-2011)

Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo

 

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Beaches and Dunes

Coastal Dune systems are considered to be among the most fragile ecological features in North America. Great Lakes dune systems in Ontario, due to their extreme rarity and ecological fragility, have been suggested to be of national significance.


Beach Conservation

Beach Conservation

It may seem that sand beaches look pretty barren and devoid of life. But many different life forms inhabit a beach, such as algae and other microfauna (tiny animals; especially, those invisible to the naked eye).

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Dune Stewardship

Coastal Dune systems are considered to be among the most fragile ecological features in North America. Great Lakes dune systems in Ontario, due to their extreme rarity and ecological fragility, have been suggested to be of national significance.

 

Understanding Beach and Dune Ecosystems Educational Resources Kit Understanding Beach and Dune Ecosystems Educational Resources Kit

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation has developed an educational resources kit designed to introduce students to a special ecosystem found along Great Lakes shorelines. Many students will have experienced a sandy beach on the Great Lakes, but few will likely appreciate the rarity of these ecosystems, and the plants and animals that inhabit them. >> more

 

 

 

 



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