For those not following a conversation in another forum, this is in reply to an off topic question regarding the zoning of my property. Violetbaby, I trust you have found this. No, it is not aggrevating to have property zoned as such. In fact, that was one of the reasons for purchasing it. This is one way I can help preserve natural areas. I have total control over what happens here, or perhaps I should say what isn't going to happen here. The zoning is at the behest of the conservation authorities of the province of Ontario, but I believe there also is some input from the federal govenment. Such zoning is not changeable. This is particularly true in my case as the wetland is part of a large watershed area. There are restrictions, of course, on what one can do on that portion of the property. I have a heavily wooded property, much of which is in the water. Violetbaby, your comment about Louisiana made me chuckle as I have many times looked out my windows and thought about the bayous. In many respects, it is very reminiscent of them---just missing the Spanish moss. Carex and ferns are predominant, some baneberry (Actaea), trilliums and Erythronium on the edges and elsewhere. I am not sure if there are slipper orchids. I have been told there are, but I have not seen or found them myself. I must buy a canoe so that I can have a better idea of what is there. The trees are very much in need of culling. I hope that some time soon, I will get around to that. This is permitted, and in fact, for a reasonable price, the conservation authority will come around and mark the trees that need to be culled. This will entail rather a lot of money to remove them as these are very large, very old trees. The work will probably get done in stages. Right now, I am trying to have gardens---not easy when there is little soil, just lots of limestone. I thought this was going to be easy. Obviously, I was kidding myself. After moving here, I found the prospect of all the work rather daunting. I am now thinking in "a block" at a time. It is much easier to cope with. I am getting much better at relaxing and realizing that everything does not have to be done this instant.