Tour of the Pollinator Garden at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Join Wild Pollinator Partners for a guided tour of the pollinator garden at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. We will explore who the wild pollinators are, their habitat, and native plant gardening. The garden tour will be led by members of the Wild Pollinator Partners, a network of individuals and organizations committed to protecting and promoting wild pollinators. Entomologist Lydia Wong will be on hand to answer any questions and to help identify insect species.

This walk is the first of a series of walking tours of pollinator gardens across the city. These tours will be held bi-weekly over the next five months. We'll have information about the garden tours to hand out to people during the walk.

You can find more information about wild pollinators and Wild Pollinator Partners' events and activities at Wild Pollinator Partners.

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club and is now more than 25 years old. The goal 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 grew.

Interview with Lydia Wong on All in a Day about native urban pollinators:

All in a Day segment Lydia Wong interview starts at 1:50 into the segment.

Carte indiquant le point de départ

This walk will focus on the garden area of the Fletcher Wildlife Garden and the open meadow, but not the forested areas.

Meet at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in the butterfly garden behind Building 138. We'll do a tour around the butterfly garden and then go out into the meadow.

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. Choose your footwear accordingly.

To get to Fletcher Wildlife Garden: the garden is just south of the traffic circle on the east side of Prince of Wales Dr. The driveway entrance is marked with a sign showing the Garden's heron logo. There is parking on site.

Please review our covid guidelines before attending a walk.
Au sujet du guide

Sandy Garland is a founding member of Wild Pollinator Partners and an active volunteer at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden.

Lydia Wong is a Ph.D. student at the University of Ottawa. Her research explores the impacts of warming and drying climates on wild pollinators.


Sandy Garland et Lydia Wong

Date:sam 6 mai, 2023
Durée: 1 heure 30 min
Langue: anglais
Début:Fletcher Wildlife Garden, in the butterfly garden behind Building 138
Distance:0.5 kms

The walk will follow unpaved paths or grass with occasional slopes.

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The pollinator garden at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden.  Photo by Christine Hanrahan. Sign at entrance to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden on Prince of Wales
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