IntroductionEcology of the Oak Ridges Terminal Moraine.
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The Oak Ridges Moraine lies in Southern Ontario, Canada. It contains the headwaters of sixty-five rivers and streams.
It has a wide diversity of woodlands, wetlands, watercourses, kettle lakes, kettle bogs, and significant flora and fauna.
It is one of the few remaining continuous green corridors in southern Ontario: it remains thirty percent forested and is one
of the last refuges for forest birds in all of southern Ontario.
The moraine provides habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species, over seventy of which are threatened or endangered in Canada,
including the West Virginia White Butterfly, Jefferson Salamander, Red-shouldered Hawk, and American Ginseng.
The moraine's rare wetlands support plants and insects more typical of northern Ontario. The remnants of tallgrass prairie and oak-pine savanna
in the eastern portion are globally threatened ecosystems.
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