The Ojibway Prairie
Complex conducts prescribed burns to rejuvenate the prairie. This
practice mimics fires that once occurred naturally. Officials take care
to deliver these burns
safely and early in the year, so to avoid any snake mortality
while retaining the natural structure of the prairie.
Many individuals, groups, and government
agencies are aiding in the protection and recovery of Ontario’s
tallgrass prairie. The City of Windsor, the Friends of Ojibway Prairie,
the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, Ontario Parks, and Tallgrass Ontario are just some of the
many groups and agencies dedicated to prairie conservation.
There are many things you can do to make
your property conducive to snakes:
or maintain natural habitat
2. Report your rattlesnake sightings
3. Become a concerned property owner
4. Learn more about Ojibway’s wildlife
OR MAINTAIN NATURAL HABITAT
Natural prairie may still be present in your
area. Since habitat loss is
one of the greatest threats facing wildlife, a part of your property
be set aside as a safe haven for many prairie species.
Planting prairie species on your property is
a good start toward recovering and maintaining a natural community. The
Ojibway Nature Centre can help you identify prairie species that may
inhabit your property, and can provide suggestions on suitable plants to
cultivate. Removing invasive exotic plants will also help by giving
native species room to grow.