Our first protected lands

The Brothers encompass 15 acres on two islands in the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro. These steep-sided basalt islands are significant because they harbour old growth hardwood forest and rare plants including Canada Yew. Bald eagles, Black Guillemot and provincially endangered Bank Swallows on the islands. The islands may also provide suitable nesting cliffs for Peregrine Falcons, which have shown signs of recovery in the upper bay.

The relative scarcity of islands in the upper Bay of Fundy, and the growing pressure to develop coastal islands in Nova Scotia, make this conservation success provincially significant.

The Brothers were the first property protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust when it began in 1995. They were generously donated by a conservation-minded landowner named Mr. Jack Herbin.

This site is part of the area recognized as a UNESCO Global Geopark.


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