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Daly Point

The Daly Point Nature Reserve, with its 100 acres of marshland and 6 kilometres of forested trails, is a paradise for nature lovers, who can observe many species of flowers, plants and animals on the site. Ruffled grouse, goldeneyes, downy woodpeckers, and red-breasted mergansers all make their home there. The park, which is owned by the City of Bathurst, is located northeast of Bathurst harbour and can be accessed via Carron Drive. In 2008, the City of Bathurst signed a 30-year stewardship agreement with DUC

The reserve was created in 1989 by Brunswick Mining and Smelting, and then donated to the City, to protect 200 hectares of salt marsh. One of the main purposes of the park is to demonstrate the importance of the salt marsh as a wildlife habitat. Daly Point is one of the only places in the world where the Maritime ringlet butterfly can be found. This butterfly lives exclusively in salt marshes and is a species protected under the federal government’s Species at Risk Act. The species also appears on the endangered list under the Endangered Species Act of New Brunswick.


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