Sunday, November 30, 2014

Natural vistas of Torrance barrens

The Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve consists of 1990 hectares of crown land south-east of Bala, Ontario, Canada. The geology of the landscape is characterized by low ridges of Precambrian Shield, which was formed approximately 2.5 billion years ago.
The rich variety of vegetation, the geology and the large size of the Barrens have resulted in a diversity of plants and animals, including some provincially and nationally rare species.
The lunar landscape of the Barrens is characterized by low ridges of Precambrian bedrock, separated by wetlands and peat-filled hollows, scattered boulders and even a little soil.