Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

MTRI - Projects - Wetland


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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News & Events
March 26th at 11am at Kejimkujik's Visit... more »
2017 Central Woodlands Conference
Saturday, March 25th Maple Ridge Elemen... more »
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association AGM
Saturday, April 8 For more info visit ... more »
Medway Community Forest Co-operative AGM
Saturday, April 22nd North Queens Busin... more »
Western Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Days!
Saturday, April 29th: With Kevin Veinott... more »
Mentorship field day at Otter Ponds
Saturday, May 13th Roads and bridges. ... more »
Mentorship field day in Sydney
Saturday, June 10th Working with fores... more »

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Backyard Biodiversity

Backyard Biodiversity

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Wetlands are dynamic ecosystems where the water meets the land. They occur along brooks, lakes and even the ocean. They can take many forms such as peat bogs, flooded grasslands, treed swamps and salt marshes. Some wetlands such as peat bogs take thousands of years to form as the peat layers (made up of decaying plants) build up.

Wetlands support a diverse group of plants and animals that are tolerant of wet conditions. Wetlands often contain species such as amphibians and reptiles that are good indicators of the overall health of the area. Here at MTRI we study some of the reptiles and plants that depend on wetlands.


Blandings Turtle


Eastern Mountain Avens