Nature and Wildlife
beauty of the valley is enhanced by the prolific growth of oak, elm, ash,
poplar and some birch trees covering the surrounding hills. In season many
types of wild flowers add colour. Crocuses abound in spring. Later the elusive
Lady Slipper can be spotted, along with wild roses, black-eyed susans and
daisies. Tiger lilies are plentiful, whence came the name “Tiger Hills”.
As far as wildlife is concerned, white tailed deer are numerous and frequently
spotted. Elk and moose also inhabit the area, but are a bit more elusive.
It is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of a red fox or a shy coyote loping
along in search of food. Porcupines and badgers can also be observed wandering
the landscape. In the marshes and creeks busy beavers and muskrats can be
seen gathering food and building their houses in preparation for the long
winter. There are several wild life management areas in and around the valley
that are great for hikers to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area.
The lake teems with Northern Pike (Jack), Walleyes (Pickerel) and Perch.
Fishing is a year-round pastime in this area. Try your luck! Many a master
angler award has come from the waters of Pelican Lake.