The Carden Plain is a unique and largely unknown area of the Central Ontario Landscape. Located between Lake Simcoe and Balsam Lake this limestone plain features North Americas most accessible alvars. The abundance and variety of grassland bird species is the main attraction. Although, visitors will also find an amazing variety of butterflies, dragonflies and rare or unusual alvar plant species. In the spring and early summer Carden is carpeted with wildflowers. Rare Alvar Habitat is found on limestone plains in the Baltic Sea of Sweden, in Estonia and in the Great Lakes basin of North America. Ecologically, they are harsh and inhospitable environments which support an extraordinary diversity of hardy but rare plants, animals and invertebrates.
GPS Coordinates: 44.610321000, -79.000105000