28 Sep 2019

Cost: free (but registration required). Please register by email to cwf.pollinators@gmail.com. There is a waiting list, so if you’ve registered, but cannot attend, please let us know.

Location: Fletcher Wildlife Garden (how to get there)

As part of the Wild Pollinator Partners network, the FWG is pleased to host this Canadian Wildlife Federation event: a Seed Collection Training Workshop led by Pollinator Partnership. This workshop is part of the P2’s Project Wingspan program to provide locally adapted native plant seeds in support of Monarch and pollinator recovery in eastern and central Ontario.

In this full-day workshop, you will learn to identify several target plant species for eastern and central Ontario. You will learn the methods of seed collection according to the Pollinator Partnership protocol: scouting for sites, identifying when seeds are ripe, and techniques for collecting, documenting, drying, cleaning, and storing native plant seed. Certified volunteers may organize and lead seed collection events at other sites and assist with other volunteers.

The seed collected through this program will be documented, dried, stored, and used in the restoration of pollinator habitat throughout eastern Ontario. The workshop will take place at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden and will include indoor and outdoor components.

Instructor Amber Barnes is a biologist with Pollinator Partnership. This workshop is provided with support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.