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FUN facts

Alvars have shallow soil, less than 20cm deep on top of bedrock. With less than 25% tree cover.

 There are at least 22 vascular plant species, 4 species of lichens, 5 mosses, 4 reptiles, 7 molluscs and numerous insects found on the alvars of the Bruce Peninsula that are globally or provincially rare.

Publications and Factsheets

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CAP: Alvars and Bedrock Fact Sheet

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Source: Nature Conservancy Canada