Rollers, nibblers, and spit

by Sandy Garland This Red Osier Dogwood is probably over 15 years old. I remember when this Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) shrub was just a tiny thing at the edge of the path. It sent out roots - one of them sticking out so that we'd trip over it every now and [...]

2018-01-02T19:05:38-05:00June 28th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Treasure hunting in the Old Woodlot

by Sandy Garland It may be easy to see this young tree, but can you see the other smaller ones in the background? Stakes help. This Tuesday, we took a break from scything DSV and went on a bit of a treasure hunt. Ted pointed out that as he's been weeding he's coming [...]

2018-01-02T19:04:58-05:00June 24th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

More hands, but still heavy work

by Sandy Garland Tuesday afternoon and time to work in the woods again. With all the rain, things have changed considerably since the last blog post 2 weeks ago. Jewelweed is still dominating the whole area, but the trees planted this year and last are doing well and lots of wildflowers are popping up. Despite [...]

2018-01-02T19:04:45-05:00June 16th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Birding in Gatineau Park’s Parkway Sector

by Justin Peter Report on an OFNC excursion led by Justin Peter and Carlos Barbery, 13 June 2015 From Gillian Shields: "Great crowd for the bird walk. We've already seen Black-billed Cuckoo!" — with Carlos Barbery and Justin Peter at Gatineau Park. Balmy temperatures and clear skies greeted 40+ OFNC members and friends [...]

2015-06-14T02:09:13-04:00June 14th, 2015|OFNC event|

Scythes vs. dog-strangling vine

by Sandy Garland Tuesday-in-the-woods day and my trusty crew of Catrina, Mirko, and Kate arrived right on time. Unfortunately, it looked like rain, so we stayed around the centre for a while watering (the plants that don't get rained on) and potting up more seedlings: Gray Goldenrod and Upland White Goldenrod. As the sky cleared [...]

2018-01-02T19:03:08-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|