Date: September 28th, 2019
Time: All day. Start time to be determined
Where: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Wildflower seeds.

Cost: free (but registration required). Please register by email to cwf.pollinators@gmail.com

Location: Fletcher Wildlife Garden (how to get there)

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is excited to offer 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.