Ninth Line Nature Area
The Ninth Line Nature Area, located in the north end of Symons Campus, consists mainly of a maple-beech forest and a pond, with a significant seasonal stream passing through it that goes on to feed the Wetland Complex Nature Area).
A) Satellite Imagery
1. Created in ArcGIS Pro (click to view full size). The red outline delineates the nature area boundary. This Nature Area includes some wetland and headwaters for flow into the Wetland Complex Nature Area (south of this location). It also includes some coniferous forest (clearly visible on the winter view of the satellite image). While you can view this nature area walking along the Greenway Trail, the Ninth Line NA does not have any trails of its own. The cleared area by the Greenway Trail north of the nature area is used for cattle grazing occasionally.
2. Via Google Maps (shows latest satellite image available via Google Maps; will not show boundary).
Location and Use
The Ninth Line Nature Area is located in the north tip of Trent University Symons Campus, between the Rotary Greenway Trail to the west and Ninth Line (road) to the east.
Trails, Access, and Points of Interest
The Ninth Line Nature Area offers no trails.Trent University land within this nature area is leased to a farmer for pasturing cattle, along with other surrounding field and woodlands. Access requires climbing over a wire fence, which contains the cattle.
This area is mostly level with a wetland portion and a forest/field portion.
Ecosystems and Species
The area contains several groves of sugar maple, American beech, and white cedar. Some of these trees are impressive in size.
Cattle presence will hae some impact on the area, as will any road construction on Ninth Line.
Nature Area History
This Nature Area was established in 1994.
More Updates to Come!
Stay tuned for more details about this Nature Area, including maps and physical descriptions.