Acres: 50

Status: Open to the Public, no Trails

Protected: Dec 12, 1999

Donors: Amy and Dave Darker

Landscape: The Land Between

The McDarker Wetland is a fine example of northern habitats from in the South Sparrow Lake area.

McDarker winter spruce

Unique features:

  • densely treed by Black Spruce, Cedar, White Birch and a variety of other conifers on deep peat soils
  • boggy conditions frequently experience spring flooding
  • acidic soils support orchids and northern wildflowers
  • home to resident Moose family, visiting Black Bear and Red Fox, Beaver and Muskrat
  • nesting birds include Ovenbirds, Blue jays, Chickadees, and various warblers