Help the Thames Talbot Land Trust protect Beryl Ivey Woods - a 50-acre parcel of rich Carolinian forest located in Southwest Middlesex. Our campaign goal is $53,000 to protect, manage and restore this beautiful property in perpetuity.
When this important piece of forest became available in 2015, Thames Talbot Land Trust moved quickly to purchase it, dipping into funds from our Opportunities Fund. Now we are seeking your support for this exciting property. You can help us replenish those reserve funds so we will be ready to protect additional woodlands and wetlands.
Your donation will support the purchase and stewardship of this incredible property. We are at 62% of our campaign goal! Donations over $25 will receive a charitable tax receipt.
About Beryl Ivey Woods
Beryl Ivey Woods is a 20.2 hectare (50-acre) property located in the Municipality of Middlesex. It is south of Newbury and west of Wardsville in Middlesex County and part of the Skunk’s Misery Natural Area (SMNA). This property was deeded to the St. Johns Presbyterian Church in Wardsville by one of its parishioners approximately 25 years ago.
It is in an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) and contains provincially significant wetlands. The property has been partially cleared and grazed in the past and Scotts and White Pine trees were planted on the site, few of which have survived. Native trees and shrubs have since colonized the area.
The Beryl Ivey Woods contains a mixture of native deciduous regeneration thicket, hardwood lowland deciduous forest, Oak-Maple deciduous forest, and Silver Maple mineral deciduous swamp. Sections of this property show signs of intense logging or grazing in the past but many species are now regenerating. Learn more about this property's natural features.