A Rich Ecosystem

The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Forest is a particularly rich region, home to many more species of flora and fauna than the Boreal Forest to the north.

The Forest Stewardship Council has this to say about the area:

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence forest region is the home of a great diversity of species and habitats. Forestry in deciduous and mixed-deciduous forests of Ontario and Quebec takes place in a landscape that tends to be heavily fragmented, and its ecological integrity at the landscape level is in many regions significantly compromised.

The following are photos of some of the wildlife inhabiting this area (these were taken in the area in question, southwest of Thunder Bay):

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Two young Bald Eagles SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Two young Bald Eagles SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Timber Wolf SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Timber Wolf SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Mink SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Mink SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Pine Marten SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Pine Marten SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lynx SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lynx SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ruffed Grouse SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ruffed Grouse SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Grouse and "teenage" chick SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Grouse and “teenage” chick SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Early snow - eagle in distance

Early snow – eagle in distance

Moose SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Moose SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Black Bear SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Black Bear SW of Thunder Bay, Ontario

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