The Island Nature Trust (INT) and American Friends are thrilled to announce the new Eppig-Flower Natural Area, created by the pioneering land donation to American Friends by Peter and Molly Eppig. PEI is the sixth province in which American Friends has completed a transaction.
The forest and wetland on the Eppig-Flower Natural Area is part of 495 acres of bog and woodland, of which INT already owned 172 acres. The woodland is composed of white spruce, trembling aspen, and red maple, transitioning into black spruce and eastern larch along the boundary with the open bog. The forested wetland provides optimal habitat for threatened migratory songbirds such as Canada warbler and olive-sided flycatcher, as well as the endangered bat, little brown myotis.