Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Photo:  Common Milkweed

Let's see what's happening all over the wildlife garden on a spring day. We will visit the amphibian pond, the new woods, the pollinator garden, the butterfly meadow, the insect hotel, the old woodlot and the backyard garden. 

After the walk, light refreshments will be offered in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden Resource Centre. 


Meet in the parking lot beside the baseball field at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden on the east side of Prince of Wales Drive.  We will visit several of the habitats labelled on the photo. 

To get to Fletcher Wildlife Garden:  From Dow's Lake, take Prince of Wales Drive south past the traffic circle.  The entrance to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden is north of Baseline Rd. and is marked with a sign showing their heron logo.  Bus routes 85 stop at Carling and Preston, near Dows Lake; from there, it’s a 20-minute walk to the garden.   More detailed directions to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden by car or by public transportation are on the website at http://ofnc.ca/programs/fletcher-wildlife-garden/about-the-fwg/visiting.   

Photo:  Habitat areas in the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (click on photo to enlarge).

Fletcher Wildlife Garden Map With Labels

Link to trail map:  http://ofnc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Trail-map-600x464.jpg

About the walk leader

Sandra, Lucy, Lynn, and Gord are some of the many volunteers who, since 1990, have transformed part of Central Experimental Farm to an oasis of biodiversity and calm. 

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a long-term project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club.  You can visit their website at http://ofnc.ca/programs/fletcher-wildlife-garden.


Sandra, Lucy, Lynn, & Gord and Lynn Ovenden

Date:Sun May 6, 2018
Time:1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Fletcher Wildlife Garden ......................................beside baseball field
Area:Central Experimental Farm
Distance:1.0 km

We will walk on dirt or wood-chip covered paths with some slope. 

Common milkweed, which is the exclusive diet of the Monarch butterfly.
Volunteer to Marshal This Walk