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Don’t eat me – we mean it, folks, seriously!

By Barry Cottam Invasive dog-strangling vine (Cynanchum rossicum & C. louiseae) is being removed throughout Ottawa. Photo: Brewer Park Community Garden Dr. Steven Chatfield’s presentation at the OFNC monthly meeting on June 5 was the result of a long molecular chain whose first component was his visit to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden the [...]

2018-01-03T01:29:47+00:00 June 28th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: mid-August 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Mid-afternoon at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, August 14th. A sunny and pleasant afternoon to be looking for things to photograph for the PBase Blog. My first sighting was of the Sphex ichneumoneus, the Great Golden Digger as it is sometimes called, nectaring on swamp milkweed. Its counterpart, the Great Black Digger, S. [...]

2018-02-19T03:41:36+00:00 August 16th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

A wild banquet for birds and mammals

by Christine Hanrahan American Goldfinch eating prickly lettuce seeds A well stocked wild banquet for wildlife can be found in woods and meadows, roadsides and shorelines, gardens and parklands, in fact, wherever plants grow. Of course, there is more to the diet of many birds and animals than plant-based foods, but that is [...]

2018-01-26T17:56:01+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|