Carolinian Canada’s network protects an incredible array of rare wildlife and natural treasures from Toronto to Windsor. The charity connects diverse Canadians to healthy landscapes and wild places of Canada’s deep south. Explore Carolinian Canada. You can’t live without it. caroliniancanada.ca
WWF – Canada
WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit wwf.ca.
Communities, Partners and Supporters
Discover the three unique communities participating in In the Zone, as well as the local partners and supporters helping to deliver this program.
One of Canada’s southernmost municipalities, Leamington sits on the north shore of Lake Erie and includes the famous Point Pelee National Park, a prime example of the Carolinian ecosystem in Canada. Distinct beach, savannah, forest and marsh habitats are home to myriad species including giant swallowtail butterfly, eastern foxsnake, red-headed woodpecker, eastern wood-pewee, and barn swallow.
Dorchester / London
Located in the middle of Canada’s Carolinian Zone, the London/Dorchester area boasts many urban parks, a thriving gardening community, as well as the Thames River, which runs through its centre. Species found here include the red-headed woodpecker, eastern wood-pewee, barn swallow, cerulean warbler, and southern flying-squirrel.
Found on the easternmost edge of the Carolinian Zone, as well as the country’s largest urban centre, the Rouge is also home to Canada’s first national urban park. With a variety of habitats comes a variety of native species including the Jefferson salamander, red-headed woodpecker, barn swallow, wood thrush, southern flying-squirrel, to name a few.
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In the Zone Website – Resources section
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants For Canadian Gardens, Lorraine Johnson, Random House Canada, 1999
Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning, Timothy W. Beatley, Island Press, 2010
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2009 (updated)
Garden Revolution: How our landscapes can be a source of environmental change, Larry Weaner & Thomas Christopher, Timber Press, 2016
The Natural Treasures of Carolinian Canada: Discovering the Rich Natural Diversity of Ontario’s Southwestern Heartland, edited by Lorraine Johnson, Lorimer Publishing, 2007
The new Ontario naturalized garden: the complete guide to using native plants, Lorraine Johnson, Whitecap Books, 2001