Date: May 5th, 2024
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Our first garden tour of the season will be a Jane’s Walk at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. We’ll look for early pollinators, explore their habitat, and talk about native plant gardening. Entomologists from the University of Ottawa will be on hand to answer questions and help identify insect species.

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club and is now more than 30 years old. The goal of the project was to create a demonstration garden with natural habitat typical of our area — a wetland, a meadow, old and new woods, and a hedgerow — providing food, water, and shelter for wildlife. Local wildlife quickly found homes there and the species list has grown.

Listen to an interview with entomologist Lydia Wong on CBC’s All in a Day about native urban pollinators: All in a Day segment (Lydia’s interview starts at about 1 min 50 sec).

Sign up for this walk on the Jane’s Walk web site

List of all 2024 WPP tours