The sanctuary consists of two distinct areas;
- Marshy lowlands surrounding Swan Lake
- Rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill
The marsh around Swan Lake provides good habitat for many birds and small animals. They make their homes in the rock walls, marsh grasses and cattails beside the lake. The highland environment of Christmas Hill is in marked contrast to the lowlands of Swan Lake. The glacially-moulded rock faces, the vernal (seasonal) pond and the majestic view from the hilltop are of special interest to visitors. The meadows surrounding Christmas Hill bloom with a sea of wildflowers in the spring.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a nature education centre andregistered charitable organization run by the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society.
The Mission of the Society is to manage the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Sanctuary as a focus for fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experiences that will develop personal responsibility for the care and protection of the natural environment.
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