Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Clark Gregory – Deer Island

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Deer Island, New Brunswick

Overview

The Clark Gregory Nature Preserve is a 73 acre preserve that includes the two headlands on either side of the entrance to Chocolate Cove. It is located at Chocolate Cove on Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy. Its most recent owner, Clark Gregory, left the preserve to The Nature Conservancy who subsequently transferred it to the Nature Trust.

History

On the preserve a 19th century cemetery can be found to the west of the shelter.  It contains an obelisk listing the family members of Plato Lloyd, one of Chocolate Cove’s original settlers. There are several areas of the preserve that are popular among locals for enjoying picnics and scenic views.

Ecology

With its cliffs, forest, wetland, and meadow, this preserve offers a range of ecological types. Of particular interest is a stand of mature wild pear bushes, a species whose range is more southerly, making it uncommon in this area. A rare vascular plant, the small-flowered bitter-cress (Cardamine parviflora var. arenicola) and a rare distinctive moss (Isothecium myosuroides) can also be found in the preserve.

Access and Activities

This preserve can be accessed by the Letete Ferry to Deer Island.

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Contact

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
404 Queen St. 3rd floor
P.O. Box 603, Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A6
Canada
Phone: (506)457-2398
Fax: (506)450-2137
Email:naturetrust@ntnb.org

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