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Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Ted Farnworth
Volunteer co-ordinator
Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Box 35069 Westgate PO
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Z 1A2

E-mail: fletcher@ofnc.ca
Web: http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php

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Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a long-term project of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club. Established in 1991, the FWG has a number of distinct habitats supporting native plants and wildlife as well as a demonstration backyard garden. We are located south of the Arboretum off Prince of Wales Drive, across from the Agriculture Museum. For more information about us and our activities, please visit our website at www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.pnp.


Volunteer Opportunities

Many people would like to help at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, but do not want to be tied down to a particular day and time to help out in one of our work groups. We have created a strategy that we call “work nodes” that allows you to work on your own, at your own pace. Under the guidance of one of our long-time volunteers, you will be helped to find a small area of the garden that you would like to adopt. It will then be your responsibility to take care of your node, which may require removal and control of invasive species, planting native plants / shrubs / trees, mulching to discourage unwanted plants, etc., for the entire growing season. Time commitment can vary from one afternoon a month to weekly chores — it’s up to you! Tools, instructions, advice, and feedback will be provided to assist you as you work on your node.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Interested in local plants and wildlife? Enjoy working outdoors? Fletcher Wildlife Garden is looking for volunteers to plant, weed, and remove invasive species, particularly in our “Back Yard Garden.” The BYG is intended as a demonstration site to show gardeners in Ottawa what local plants can be used to attract and support butterflies, pollinators, and birds. Work in our “Butterfly Garden” involves planting and maintaining a variety of plants that attract and sustain butterflies and other pollinators.
Enjoy working in the outdoors with friendly people starting in May. Willingness to work with a team trumps lack of experience.
All activities start at our Interpretation Centre. Volunteers should dress for the weather and the work and bring their own water. The FWG is best reached by car or bicycle, as public transit is no longer available.
Just come on out, or check our website (http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php) for further information. We can be reached by email at fletcher@ofnc.ca, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021