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Invasive species are newly introduced plants, insects, animals and fish that cause damage to the environment. It can be found in both flora and fauna. They are one of the biggest threats to local ecosystems.
Over 300 bird species can be found in Hamilton all year round. These unique animals make incredible and distinct sounds that you might once hear. Check out the most common birds you can find on campus.
Controlled burns reduce the risk of wildfires and the spread of invasive species that may threaten McMaster Land’s surrounding properties and wildlife. Controlled burns encourage the growth and competition of native plants, providing a habitat for local wildlife. McMaster University depends on controlled burns to keep its natural lands in good condition.
At a Glance
Hamilton is within the Carolinian forest range which is a unique life zone that makes up only 1% of Canada’s total land area and hosts a greater number of wildlife species than any other ecosystem in the country.
Many people do not realize the amount of natural diversity living in Hamilton, which includes,