Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Common milkweed, which is the exclusive diet of the Monarch butterfly.
Common milkweed, which is the exclusive diet of the Monarch butterfly.

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. 

Location
Route

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 (see link to habitat areas below). 

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 route 85 stops at Carling and Preston, near Dows Lake; from there, it’s a 20-minute walk to the garden.  Detailed directions to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden by car or by public transportation can be found on their website.

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

A map of the trails through the garden can be found here.

About the walk leader

Lynn and Gord are just two of the hundreds of volunteers who, since 1990, have managed the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. They value the garden as an urban oasis of biodiversity and calm. 

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a long-term project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club.

Gallery

Click to enlarge photo and display caption.

Guides:

Gord Robertson and Lynn Ovenden

When:
Date:Sun May 5, 2019
Time:1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Language: English
Where:
Start:Fletcher Wildlife Garden parking lot,
beside baseball field
End:same
Area:Central Experimental Farm
Distance:1.0 km
Accessibility:

The walk will follow dirt or wood-chip-covered paths that include up-and-down slopes.  If the weather is wet, it may be muddy in places. 

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