Hiking the trails at Long Lake Provincial Park provides ample opportunities to observe flora and fauna of all shapes and sizes in all parts of the park.
To help as you walk the trails, here is a quick identification guide of some of the park’s most common residents. See what you can spot!
Native Deciduous Hardwoods
Native Coniferous Softwoods
Flowers and Shrubs
Reptiles and Amphibians
Tree Identification Guide for Common Native Trees of Nova Scotia, published by the Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, 2007. Available online as an interactive PDF: https://www.novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/treeid/TreeID2007.pdf
Trees of the Acadian Forest, published by the Government of Nova Scotia, 2012. Available online as an interactive PDF: http://novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/treeid/Trees_Of_Acadian_Forest2.pdf
Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, by Todd Boland. Boulder Publications, 2012. Available through Halifax Public Library system.
Reptiles and Amphibians Collection, interactive website published by the Nova Scotia Museum, http://novascotia.ca/museum/amphibians/defaulten.asp
Wildlife and Birds of Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, Province of Nova Scotia, http://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/wns/wns7f.asp.