A few announcements and upcoming events:
Mon, February 22nd, 7:30 PM
Rare Woody Plants Of Ontario
Sarnia and Area
Sean Fox, Arboretum Manager, University of Guelph Arboretum, will talk about the threatened and endangered trees and shrubs in Ontario, particularly in Southern Ontario. The Arboretum has a number of significant projects, including a mature seed orchard and an extensive gene bank. There is a lot of discussion about protecting endangered animals, but they rely on the health of the habitat provided by trees and shrubs. This is an Indoor Event. Indoor Chair: Krista Cowieson (519-869-6483) Meeting are held the last Monday of the month at 7:30pm Where: YMCA Careers & Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia ( just north of the 402, east of Colborne Rd., off Guthrie Dr. W. and Court St. ) Guest are welcome
Weds Feb 24th, 7:30 pm
What's Native, What's Not - Understanding the connection between plants, our environment and ourselves
Essex, Essex County.
Kinsmen Field House on Fairview Avenue
The Essex & District Horticultural Society will present their guest speaker, Dan Bissonnette of The Naturalized Habitat Network of Essex County & Windsor.This new presentation will explore the comparisons between native and non-native plants, cultivars and hybrids, as well as our perceptions toward them and how our decisions as gardeners can affect the environment as a whole.
Now accepting registrations!
The Naturalized Landscape Course
The Naturalized Habitat Network of Essex County & Windsor
"This adult evening course, which has benefited over 600 area residents, provides the best of traditional landscape concepts with an emphasis on planning and design. In addition, we offer insights on using native plants, attracting wildlife and creating a landscape that is suited to your needs. All levels of landscaping experience are welcome, from beginners to advanced. The cost of registration is $50, tax exempt. Each course is offered on a weekly basis, over a period of six weeks. All classes begin at 7:00 PM and typically last about 2 hours. This year, we are offering this course at three locations:May 1st
Beginning Monday, March 8 – Windsor
Beginning Tuesday, March 9 – Amherstburg
Beginning Wednesday, March 10 - Leamington
Most classes are limited to an average size of 18 people, so advanced registration is required. To register or find out more, call us at 519-259-2407"
Native Plant Sale
1276 Lakeshore Rd, Sarnia
Attract birds and butterflies to your yard by planting native wildflowers.
Carolinian Canada Forum 2010
Exploring our Watersheds
Carolinian Canada & Ontario Nature
Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario
Partners: Carolinian Canada Coalition, Ontario Nature, Lambton Wildlife Inc., Sarnia Urban Wildlife Committee, Friends of Pinery Park, Sydenham Field Naturalists.
- Coastal Greenways / Big Picture in Carolinian Canada
- Species at risk in aquatic ecosystems and watersheds
- Social Marketing
- The Green Economy & Climate Change
- Conservation Action Planning – Recovery Update
- Policy & Planning Sessions
- indoor sessions and workshops
- Natural Highlights of Sarnia-Lambton and North Kent County: virtual tour of three watersheds, Ausable, St. Clair and Sydenham Rivers; sponsored cruise of the St. Clair River; tours of Walpole Island, the Ausable River at Rock Glen and Pinery Provincial Park and constructed wetlands along the Sydenham River
The network has also published the following resources:
- The Naturalized Gardener's Handbook for Windsor & Essex County
- The Native Seed Identification & Cultivation Guide for Southern Ontario