Carter-Phillips Nature Reserve
Brenda Carter and Gerald Phillips donated Carter-Phillips Nature Reserve to RWLT in 2009 through the Federal Ecological Gifts Program. Brenda and Gerald also donated our other property, Brenda Carter Conservation Area.
Carter-Phillips Nature Reserve consists of woodlands, open fields and wooded ravine habitat that adjoins Rideau Creek, a tributary that feeds the Rideau River. The open field provides breeding habitat for Bobolink, a threatened species. The woodlands on the northern portion of the property provide excellent habitat for amphibian species. This property is also home to the Red-shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Barred Owl, Winter Wren, Veery, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Scarlet Tanager and other species representative of mature forest interior habitat species.
To review the Management Plan for this property, click here.