To aid in the recovery of wild Checkerspots, a 3.6ha Butterfly Reserve was established in 2014 on the Settlement lands, a parcel owned and managed by Denman Conservancy Association.
At the butterfly reserve you will see the habitat that provides shelter and food not only for our endangered butterfly but also for rare dragonflies as well as other pollinators. You will see plants that are critical for their survival like the dainty marsh speedwell and the thyme-leaved speedwell that the larvae use for food.
Please park on the road where you see signs directing you to the new information kiosk. Please drive very slowly to reduce the dust, and stay on Central road and the designated trail only, to prevent trampling of sensitive larvae.