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A first-timer’s experience at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden

By Jessica Sutton Jessica Sutton is a 2nd-year University of Ottawa student in Environmental Studies and Biology. This fall Jessica is volunteering with the OFNC through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. As a child living in Peterborough, I would often visit family in Ottawa, and we were frequent visitors of the Arboretum but unaware of the Fletcher [...]

2018-01-03T01:08:04-05:00October 16th, 2014|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Through the lens: a year in the Old Field

by Christine Hanrahan The rototilled section of the old field in later summer, showing the variety of species that appeared, including amaranth, evening primrose, and panic grass, contrasting with the goldenrod and wild raspberry behind. A dense stand of white sweet clover grew up along the old path through the centre of [...]

2018-01-02T18:06:16-05:00November 23rd, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|