Hughson Farm

This 340 hectare property was the first purchase of land away from Queen's point. It was purchased in 1975 and officially became Queen’s property in 1976. It is located at the southern end of Lake Opinicon and in its first year hosted classes in plant ecology, avian ecology, and the ecology of small mammals. Research projects have focused on red-winged blackbirds, cowbirds, tree swallows, plant succession, insect-goldenrod interaction, and bats. The land was purchased with donations from friends and alumni of Queen’s. Many of these donations were the result of a fund raising campaign with the theme “buy an acre”.