We will walk on dirt or wood-chip covered paths with some slope.
Let's see what's happening all over the wildlife garden on a spring day. We will visit the amphibian pond, the new woods, the pollinator garden, the butterfly meadow, the insect hotel, the old woodlot and the backyard garden.
After the walk, light refreshments will be offered in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden Resource Centre.
Meet in the parking lot beside the baseball field at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden on the east side of Prince of Wales Drive. We will visit several of the habitats labelled on the photo.
To get to Fletcher Wildlife Garden: From Dow's Lake, take Prince of Wales Drive south past the traffic circle. The entrance to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden is north of Baseline Rd. and is marked with a sign showing their heron logo. Bus routes 85 stop at Carling and Preston, near Dows Lake; from there, it’s a 20-minute walk to the garden. More detailed directions to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden by car or by public transportation are on the website at http://ofnc.ca/programs/fletcher-wildlife-garden/about-the-fwg/visiting.
Link to trail map: http://ofnc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Trail-map-600x464.jpg
Sandra, Lucy, Lynn, and Gord are some of the many volunteers who, since 1990, have transformed part of Central Experimental Farm to an oasis of biodiversity and calm.
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a long-term project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club. You can visit their website at http://ofnc.ca/programs/fletcher-wildlife-garden.