Prairie Pond Habitat


Wetlands Map

Bogs and Fens
Prairie Pond
St. Georges Estuary

Prairie Pond Habitat

The Beginning
Concern and Committment
The Wasteland
Chance Encounter Brings Luck
Urban Wetland Restoration
Taking Action
A Gift For Visitors
The Future Looks Bright

Municipal Stewardship Zone
The Piping Plover
Bird Watching Locally
Wigeons Resting in Pond A View of the Bridge from the Memorial Garden Nesting Areas and Open Water Areas From Back of Pond

Located in the center of the Town of Stephenville Crossing, lies a small urban wetland known locally as

"The Prairie"."The Prairie" was regarded as a worthless wasteland and a non-productive tract of "not quite land". Identified as an area to be filled, to create a recreational area, the wetland would have been lost forever if not for a chance encounter and the dedication of a group of community naturalists.

Why are Wetlands Important?

The links at the left will take you through the interesting story of the Prairie Pond Habitat
and its importance to Stephenville Crossing.

More Prairie Pond Photos Here

John Maunder's NFLD.
Earth Force
Newfoundland Ecosystem
No Hunting Zones
Protected Areas NFLD
Seeds Web Site
Terrain Sciences

Wetland Descriptions
Canada's Wetlands
WILD Education
NWF Wetlands
Migratory Waterbirds-Wetlands
Wetlands Research Centre
EPA Wetlands
Wetlands Facts
Wetland Information
Peat Marsh Trail

Roger Tory Peterson
*Plate 12 Gut Bridge*
Archives Roger Peterson
Birding in Newfoundland
Canadian Wildlife Service
Atlantic Canada Birds
National Audubon Society
Visual Bird Resources
Birding In Canada
Birds MUN Botanical Garden
Photography Wildlife
The Virtual Birder