Proposed new road threatens Mer Bleue wetland

by Jakob Mueller A proposal to build a six-lane roadway through the Greenbelt is open for public consultation, but only until Friday, 16 July. The City of Ottawa wants to extend Brian Coburn Boulevard across the northern fringe of the Mer Bleue wetland complex (see proposal). Of the various options for this project, the city [...]

2021-07-20T14:21:07-04:00July 11th, 2021|Conservation|

Andrenid bees at the FWG

by Christine Hanrahan Originally posted in May 2011 About 5 years ago, I discovered an aggregation of Andrenid bees nesting on the north slope of the Amphibian Pond. At that time they were in one location only. The next year I went back to the pond in early spring, hoping to find them. It wasn't [...]

2018-01-03T00:33:51-05:00June 10th, 2017|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Getting started in birding

Sharp-shinned Hawk by Christine Hanrahan So you want to be a birdwatcher, but you just don't know where to begin? And the thought of trying to distinguish a nighthawk from a nuthatch reduces you to despair? Don't worry, help is at hand! The following information will provide you with everything (well, almost everything) [...]

2018-01-02T18:39:46-05:00May 11th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|