Photo: Kas Stone

The Brothers Islands Conservation Lands 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 Purple Trillium and Canada Yew.

Bald eagles, common elder, black guillemot and gulls nest 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.


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