Skunk's Misery - Mosa Forest Conservation Trail

wooden bridge at skunks misery
Contact Information
Thames Talbot Land Trust

Middlesex County


Mosa Forest Conservation Trail, commonly referred to as Skunk’s Misery, is one of the largest and most significant forested areas in southwestern Ontario. It has been identified as a Carolinian Canada site, Provincially Significant Wetland, an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest, an Important Bird Area, and has been identified as a key biodiversity area within the Great Lakes. Skunks Misery is noted for its rare and diverse communities of upland and wetland plants and animal inhabitants. The heart of Skunk’s Misery is a 1200-ha complex of old-growth hardwood forest and swamp in Middlesex County, connected by wooded ravines to the Thames Canadian Heritage River to the south.