An aerial map of the area was obtained through Google Earth (TM). The image dated March 31, 2005 was at the beginning of this study the image with the highest resolution of the area. It is particularly interesting because of the ground detail showing the patches with moss growth, as well as, the distinction between coniferous and deciduous trees in the forested areas. The second image used was a flyby taken during the course of this study on August 31, 2009. The image is of sufficient resolution to allow for a good correspondence between image detail and general field observations of forb/grass distributions and tree families.
Historical aerial maps from 1954 (1954 NEC 4321 25 245 & 246) until 1974 (1974 NEC-5 L25 235 & 236) were kindly accessed from the Halton Conservation Authority. Aerial views for the years 1987 and 1994 were obtained from the Halton Region GIS and Data Management department[i] [ii]. Aerial views of the area for 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009 were obtained from Google EarthJ[iii]
 CIR Photo # CIR-1997-0034-4985. Air Photo Details: Date Jun 10, 1997 Time 13:50:00 ; Latitude 43.4814 Longitude -79.7675; CD 5824 1662 3244 CD Frame 5 Roll 34 Frame 4985 Quality GOOD OBM 1017595048100. http://themnrstore.mnr.gov.on.ca/english/cir.asp?tid=0?tid=0&zoom=6&map=CIR-1997-0034-4985
B&W Photo # 1978-R42-4334-129. Air Photo Details: Date 1978 Flightline 4334; Latitude 599439 Longitude 4815223; Roll R42 Frame 129 Township MILTON Docket 0 OBM 1017595048150
[i]. Brenda Axon. Conservation Halton. 2596 Britannia Rd. West. RR2 Milton, ON, L9T 2X6
[ii]. Mohammad Akbasi. The Regional Municipality of Halton. GIS and Data Management, Public Works. 1151 Bronte Rd. Oakville, ON, L6M 3L1
[iii]. Images copyrighted by Image Globe 2010. Google 2010. http://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines.html.