Maples, butternuts, and bitternuts

by Sandy Garland A fern, planted about 5 years ago along with other woodland species, is now overwhelmed by new growth and species responding to the increased light. The Tuesday group wanted to plant trees - a positive, long-term, satisfying job at any time and much more fun than always pulling things out. [...]

2018-01-02T19:01:14-05:00July 26th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Another double header – two gardens in one day

by Sandy Garland Tuesday must be a good gardening day. Actually, it was the weather that dictated planting the new garden beds at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne on Tuesday morning - cloudy with showers expected in the evening. Lynn Armstrong, who is designing a series of raised beds there, asked if the FWG would [...]

2018-01-02T19:00:27-05:00July 15th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Double header – two volunteer groups in one day

by Sandy Garland Yes, despite the threatened thunderstorms, both the Tuesday group and a crew of people involved in the Learning Garden at Ottawa U came to work in our Old Woodlot the same day. In the afternoon, Derek and Mirko tackled the milkweed field with scythes. Despite the hot, humid weather, they succeeded in [...]

2018-01-02T19:01:57-05:00July 12th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Best nature walk yet!

by Sandy Garland Great sunny weather and a number of Facebook friends made this the best nature walk we've had this year. Don't worry, though, there's still time to join us for the next one. We're having guided walks at the garden every second Sunday afternoon until the fall. They're casual and fun - just [...]

2018-01-02T19:02:27-05:00July 5th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|