A Diversity of Species
The Land Between is a meeting place for species from both the south and the north reaching their upper and lower ranges respectively. It is also reptile country! With the bounty of rock and water in the region, this landscape is the last stronghold for Ontario's reptiles, which are the most ancient creatures in the world and the most endangered!
Here are a few of the species that call The Land Between home!
Species from the South
The Land Between sits between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands and is at the northern limit for many species in Ontario such as White Oak, Woodchuck, Yellow-throated Vireo, Cottontail, Green Heron, Chorus Frog, Common Crow and others.
Species from the North
TLB is at the southern limit for Shield species such as Grey Wolf, Moose, American Raven, Jack Pine, River Otter and others.
Many reptiles call The Land Between home, including the five-lined skink, Ontario’s only lizard. 100% of its subspecies reside in the area!
Rare & Unique Species
Because of the region's unique features of rock barrens, abundant shorelines and numerous small lakes, wetlands, and ponds, many rare and unique species, also called "heirloom species", are found here that rely on this region for survival, such as Ontario's only lizard, the Five-lined Skink, the Golden Winged Warbler, Whippoorwill, Common Nighthawk, snakes, turtles, and more...
Of the birds known as "generalists" that are found all across Ontario, 26 like The Land Between the best. You will find more ruby-throated hummingbirds here than north or south, more Pileated Woodpeckers, more Bobolinks, more Uphill Sandpipers... the list goes on!
To find out more about the birds and species in this region see our Discoveries page.