The historical site is situated on the Russell Road near Way and Springs Roads in Carlsbad Springs.
Mer Bleue Bog is one of the largest bogs in southern Ontario and arguably the most important natural area in the Greenbelt. Ecologically, Mer Bleue is an especially valuable example of a northern ecosystem – more typical of the Arctic than the Ottawa Valley – and it has been designated an internationalsignificant wetland under the United Nations’ Ramsar Convention.
The most striking feature of the area is the bog mat itself, a “sea” of deep, saturated peat overtopped by open heath and stunted to moderate-sized black spruce and tamarack trees. The mat is home to a variety of plants, some of which are rare, but almost all exhibit unusual characteristics enabling them to survive in the demanding environment.
The key to the bog’s character is a small moss called Sphagnum. Other plants include the sundew, pitcher plant, rare orchids, bog rosemary, Labrador tea, several species of cotton grass, and a variety of low heath shrubs. A self-guided interpretive trail enables you to learn more about the fascinating story of the bog.
This habitat is also home for a variety of exceptional animals including the nationally rare spotted turtle, and Fletcher’s dragonfly, an insect known from only a handful of sites worldwide. Some more common inhabitants include snowshoe hare, beaver, muskrat and a variety of waterfowl.
More information >>> NCC website
BearBrook Game Meats is the place to find deer, elk, buffalo, wild boar, ostrich, emu, llama, wild turkey, ducks, geese and peacocks as well as other exotic North American meats.
Some of our featured products are Cipaille, made with natural gravy or Elderberry & Lingonberry sauce, Tortière made with emu and pork, Venison Ragout and Buffalo Goulash.
Our new additions to sample are German Rouladen, homemade Spaetzle, Red Cabbage or Sauerkraut, Baked Beans and Pea Soup. Other delicacies include Smoked Salmon and Trout, rattlesnake, alligator, kangaroo and frog’s legs. How about a Wild Boar roast, a Buffalo loin chop or an Emu Fan filet … items not to be overlooked. Sausages, salami and pepperettes are made from Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Emu, Duck, Turkey, Lamb, are precooked and smoked, ready for the BBQ.
Info >>> http://www.bearbrookfarm.com/
•Open Year Round •Guided Western Horseback Trail Riding •Picnic Facilities •Pony Rides •Cozy Heated Cabin
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In 1999, Denis Perrault, a local dairy farmer started a grape growing operation on the family farm in Navan, Ontario. He originally planted 1 acre consisting of 1,000 vines of approximately 10 varieties of hybrids in consultation with a vine expert from the University of Guelph.
Denis, Lyse, Anne et Dominique Perrault
Navan, ON K4B 1H8
1000 chemin Perrault
In the spring of 2005, an additional 5 acres (5,000 vines) were planted which will provide the Domaine Perrault with a production capacity of more than 11,000 bottles. From that day, the dream of a vineyard in the city of Ottawa was realized! Domaine Perrault was incorporated in 2005 and is owned and operated by Denis, his wife Lyse and their two daughters Anne and Dominique. In early 2006, Domaine Perrault applied for its license as a manufacturer and winemaker along with a license to operate a wine retail store on the premises of the Navan vineyard. The principal winemaker, Marcel Sarrazin, took his retirement in September of 2008 and has since been replaced by Bernard Martineau, an Ottawa-renowned oenologist.