As part of the Vision 20/20 campaign, Mud Lake Nature reserve is a 104-acre Oxford County property that was generously donated to the Trust by Donald and Ruth Bucknell. This nature reserve protects most of the extensive Mud Lake Marsh. It is an important refuge for birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Choruses of frogs announce the arrival of spring and summer is filled with bird song. This Provincially Significant Wetland is home to species such as Sandhill Crane, Carolina Wren, Great Horned Owl and at-risk turtles. In addition, this wetland provides invaluable ecosystem services involving water filtration, flood prevention, and carbon sequestration.
Sandhill Crane by Sandra Leys.