The Fundy Biosphere Reserve is home to so many amazing places, we made a web series to highlight some of the incredible natural features!
This series of short nature documentaries features amazing hiking destinations in the Fundy Biosphere Reserve:
1 – Mary’s Point
Visit Mary’s Point & Johnson’s Mills and see millions of shorebirds return to the mudflats on the Bay of Fundy. Watch the birds prepare for their 4,500km non-stop flight to South America, and travel out onto the mudflats to meet the tiny mudshrimp they’re feeding on. Look through an electron microscope and discover the mud shrimp are eating tiny organisms called diatoms.
2 – Moosehorn Falls
Explore the rugged Broad River valley in Fundy National Park. Get a close up perspective on two beautiful waterfalls and discover scour pits, and plunge pools; they look like large cereal bowls carved in the middle of giant rocks. Some are basketball sized, and a few are big enough to to swim in.
3 – Goose River
Spend a sunrise at Goose River in Fundy National Park, and discover perhaps the best place on the Bay of Fundy to watch the tide swallow a landscape. Watch time lapses of the tide flooding acres of land, and then head up a steep mossy valley to meet the world’s oldest living red spruce tree.
4 – Laverty Falls
Laverty brook is found in the heart of Fundy National Park and is famous for its massive waterfalls. On your way to the falls explore the forest and discover quirky creatures like wood frogs, horned beetles and a cleft-headed caterpillar. Turn you attention to the forest floor and find a plethora of beautifully intricate wild mushrooms.
5 – Upper Salmon Estuary
Watch a two square kilometers of land disappear under the massive Bay of Fundy tides, and discover an estuary that teaming with life! Watch Great blue heron, and common Merganser Hens feast on small fish, and follow a white tail deer and her twin fawns as they comb the banks searching for tender Samfire Greens at sunrise.
6 – Caribou Plain
Visit Caribou Plain in Fundy National park, get introduced to a family of beavers and learn how their activity helped formed these important wetlands. Discover other interesting bog tenants like Pitcher Plants and Sundews: two carnivorous plants that eat insects!
7 – Black Hole
Each year in late summer, Atlantic salmon begin their journey from sea, up rivers, to gravelly egg-laying beds in the river channel. As the rain falls and water levels rise the salmon make their move. They must overcome surging waterfalls and furious rapids, and survive being beaten into rocks. They rest and recover in deep pools, where the water is cold and slower moving. Some of the most interesting pools on the Upper Salomon River are found at Black Hole. These river features were created thousands of years ago when receding glaciers likely triggered a massive landslide. This is perfect habitat for Atlantic salmon, but today very few return to this area to spawn; this short video explores the story of this endangered species in a habitat that should suit them perfectly.
8 – Dickson Brook