Photo by Don Hayward © 1997..(Aster
Species observed in local
This is the entry page into lists of species. Eventually it will list
data for all types of organisms observed in the Dufferin watersheds as
well as pictures where available. The principal data bases are maintained
by Don Hayward. Complete data, including exact
location of observation, habitat etc., are available upon request. Please
note that scientific names may not match those from other reference
sources. Corrections and suggestions are always welcome.
We solicit contributions to
these species lists.
Anyone wishing to add observations of plants, animals, birds, insects
etc is encouraged to contact Don Hayward. Access this outline
form to see what information is requested.
If you do not live in the upper watershed area (Dufferin County or
near its borders) we urge you to begin your own list.
Everyone is encouraged to browse through the section on suggested
projects. This is a short
list of projects that are now active or ones that individuals and groups
Glossary of Botanical
Dufferin County is located in southern Ontario, Canada, about 100 Km
north-west of Toronto. The geographic centre is approximately 80o
10' W; 44o 5' N. Maximum elevation of the county is 540 meters
above sea level, making this the highest point in southern Ontario.
The headwaters of five river systems are located within the county.
As well, this is the main recharge area for most of the major aquifers
in south central Ontario.
The county lies on top of the Niagara escarpment and about 45 Km of
this feature pass through the eastern part of Dufferin. The economic base
has been traditionally agriculture. Significant and expanding light industrial
activity is found in the towns of Orangeville and Shelburne. A large and
growing part of the population is made up of residents who commute to jobs
outside the area.
Under construction. To be upgraded as time permits.
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