An Oasis of Peace and Beauty

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ABOUT THE

MILL POND

An Oasis of Peace and Tranquility

The Dorchester Mill Pond is located on Dorchester Creek, just metres away from the Thames River in the Village of Dorchester.

 

The pond, in a natural setting of white oak, white pine and maple, is tranquil and changes from season to season providing excellent subject matter for photographers. Visitors may wish to simply enjoy the view looking south from the dam which was reconstructed in 2005 or enjoy a quiet walk in the cool shade. The century old pond and dam provide a setting for quiet enjoyment.

 

The pond and surrounding area offers a diverse collection of flora and fauna. The trees, which include black cherry and white oak, offer a home to many different species of birds. Lower lying shrubs such as raspberry bushes and dogwoods support various mammals including cottontails, raccoons and white tail deer. The pond itself, which boasts beautiful yellow water lilies, is inhabited by waterfowl, turtles, bass and even some beaver - a rarity in southwestern Ontario.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Help us to help the turtles!

During the month of July, 2022, The Dorchester Mill Pond invites you to partner with them in raising money to support the work of Scott Gillingwater, (Species at Risk Biologist) in protecting turtles in and around the Mill Pond. Every dollar donated through our website during the month of July will be matched 1:1, up to $1000. You can donate on this website using the DONATE button. Please indicate “Mill Pond Turtles” when you make your donation to ensure your dollars are matched and directed appropriately. Tax receipts will be issued by Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.

For information on what to do if you find a turtle or turtle nest, or for more ways to support local species at risk, contact: dorchestermillpond@gmail.com

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