Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Our Sandy gets an award

By Ted Farnworth Friends of the Earth plaque The subject of pollinators is hot one right now. More and more people are coming to understand how important these insects are, especially because of the role they play in the growing of many fruits and vegetables. We, at the Fletcher, often tell people that [...]

2018-01-03T00:30:52+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

FWG gets outside help

By Ted Farnworth    Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), The Royal Ottawa, and TD Bank. What do they have in common? Well, each of them has volunteer groups that have recently come to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden to help us. Our regular volunteers do a great job, but we are always happy to have groups come out [...]

2018-01-03T00:32:05+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Andrenid bees at the FWG

by Christine Hanrahan Originally posted in May 2011 About 5 years ago, I discovered an aggregation of Andrenid bees nesting on the north slope of the Amphibian Pond. At that time they were in one location only. The next year I went back to the pond in early spring, hoping to find them. It wasn't [...]

2018-01-03T00:33:51+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

FWG: “One of nine top garden destinations in Canada”

by John Davidson Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is included in one of the nine best gardens in Canada to visit, according to travel writer Katharine Fletcher. The article features several highlights in and around the Central Experimental Farm. About FWG, she writes, "Immediately adjacent to the Arboretum find the [...]

2018-01-03T00:33:09+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Gatineau park outing

by Sophie Roy On May 20, 21 birders enjoyed the bird life of Gatineau Park, with leaders Justin Peter and yours truly. Photo by Norbert Haché The group started the day off well with two Black-Billed Cuckoos calling at the meeting point, at P8. After birding the parking lot we headed to the nearby [...]

2017-06-02T16:41:41+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|OFNC event|