Restoring the gully at the FWG

One FWG volunteer is reclaiming a wet meadow from invasive species and planting it with sedges, Swamp Milkweed, Meadowsweet, and other local wetland species.  by Sandy Garland, photos and strategy by Catherine Shearer Bumble bee visiting Comfrey flowers. Photo by Catherine Shearer. Catherine Shearer, who received a volunteer recognition award from the FWG [...]

2018-08-24T18:50:22-04:00June 30th, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

FWG Volunteer Spring Fling

By Ted Farnworth This year’s Fletcher Wildlife Garden Spring Fling attracted over thirty new and return volunteers. It was a good time to get caught up with old long time friends, and to talk about activities planned this season for the Garden. The potluck lunch was enjoyed by all. Most people join the Fletcher volunteer [...]

2018-05-06T21:28:00-04:00May 4th, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

The regeneration begins

by John Davidson Michelle and other volunteers planted 1100 native plants on the south side of our pond today. One of the highlights of Fletcher Wildlife Garden—the Amphibian Pond—has undergone a major, and necessary reconstruction since last fall. Over the years, the pond had become a victim of invasive plant species which had [...]

2018-01-03T00:35:07-05:00May 27th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

How I got my Zen on

by Michelle St-Germaine As I had a milestone birthday last year (I turned 50), I treated myself to a week in Paris alone and spent many hours in beautiful parks, contemplating life. In addition to this trip, I took a retirement course (yes, they exist!) and was pleased that I am on the right track [...]

2018-01-03T00:39:54-05:00February 10th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Showing up at City Hall

by Lynn Ovenden Expo at City Hall with Brenda McCrea and Barbara Riley Backyard Biodiversity was the theme last Friday night (April 11) at City Hall. As part of the City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series, the evening featured talks by two guest speakers. Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl from Nature Canada spoke about features that [...]

2018-01-03T00:55:53-05:00April 18th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

FWG has amazing volunteers (but, of course, we already knew that!)

FWG volunteers are amazing people who are dedicated to creating wildlife habitat and beauty not because they feel like they ought to , but as they genuinely enjoy mucking about! Isabelle always says how much she loves the BYG! At this year's volunteer potluck, Isabelle was recognised with our Annual Volunteer Award. Isabelle is the Habitat [...]

2018-01-02T18:04:11-05:00December 6th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|