Fish Point Provincal Nature Reserve - Ontario Parks
Fish Point, on the southwestern tip of Pelee Island, is a 110-hectare Provincial Nature Reserve. It is defined by gently rolling shallow-sand over a limestone plain typical of the Great Lakes lowlands, with lacustrine nearshore features including an excellent example of a sandspit and dune system extending south into Lake Erie.
Its near-virgin, southern deciduous forest harbours several provincially rare plants, including the Prickly Pear Cactus and the Hop tree. Rare animals include the Eastern Fox Snake, Lake Erie Watersnake, and the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly.
Photo By Justin Tiessen
Like the famous Point Pelee spit located nearby on the mainland, Fish Point is an important stopover for migrating birds, and a bird-watcher’s paradise. Black-crowned Night Herons and other birds frequent a lagoon, and shorebirds are numerous.