Monday, 16 April 2012

Tiffany Gorge

Went for a very enjoyable wander out to Tiffany Gorge a few weeks back with some friends.

Tiffany Falls is one of the many waterfalls in this area that course over the Niagara Escarpment. 21 metre high, 6 metre wide ribbon waterfall located near Ancaster.  The creek flows year round, but due to the relatively small watershed area, the flow tends to be flashy and variable. It was named after Dr. Oliver Tiffany, the district’s first doctor.

The gorge is home to the endangered butternut tree, which due to a canker is in decline.

The V shaped ravine contains very steep, forested talus slopes, crowned by an open carbonate rim biotic community, which is very rare in Ontario.
These last three photos are technically in the Dundas Valley, but since these are all the ones I took there, I figured I would tack them on in this post.

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