5 Apr 2021 7:00 pm

When:  Monday April 5 at 7:00 pm

Presenter: Henry Robertson

Description:  Come for a virtual tour of the namesake Oak forests of Deschênes! Located between chemin Fraser and the Deschênes rapids, this roughly 100-acre site features a mix of rare oak forest, rich wetlands, and alvar-like sandstone pavement barrens, all featuring a wealth of biodiversity, with many species considered rare in Québec.  

Since successfully pressuring the city to halt the sale of much of the forested areas in July 2020, Deschênes Park Alliance has been working to secure official park status for the various publicly owned lands there.  Henry Robertson is an elected member of the Administrative Council for the Deschênes Park Alliance and a member of the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club. He will lead you through a virtual walking tour of the various habitats, highlighting the flora, fauna, fungi and unique geology that make up this remarkable urban ecosystem.

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.