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Guelph Pollinator Planting event – Our Special Spaces

The pollinator planting event in Guelph will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location: Clair Road Emergency Services Centre, 160 Clair Rd West Guelph, ON

Partner group involved: Pollination Guelph

Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. Please bring a water bottle, a hat and sunscreen, and your energy!

Youth Council member, Sarah, will contact you shortly with more information on this event.

Many thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for their generous support of this event.

To sign up and register: https://www.ontarionature.org/connect/nature_guardians/activities_and_events.php

How to grow native plants to help protect pollinators

Credit: Colleen Dempster

Growing native wildflowers from seed is fun and rewarding. It beautifies your backyard in an ecologically-friendly way and can be done for little start-up cost and maintenance! Here are five simple steps you can take to turn your native wildflower seeds into a backyard oasis for yourself and the wildlife that visits.

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To Bee or not to Bee: Stratford’s Ethan Elliott Brings Bee City Home

Ethan Elliott

Ethan Elliot— a student and member of Ontario Nature’s Youth Council, has a knack for making things happen. It is no surprise that he has been able to convince his hometown of Stratford to become Ontario’s second Bee City.

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The year ahead

Wood turtle

Wood turtle; Credit: David Coulson

We had a banner year for nature thanks to the strong support of our members, sponsors, friends and followers. Now we’re looking ahead! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the work we’ll be doing for nature in 2017.

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Reflecting back on 2016


Photo top left, credit: David Coulson; top/bottom right, credit: Diana Troya

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re thinking back to some of our major accomplishments for nature this past year. We could not have done it without our members, friends, followers, funders and sponsors. With your support, we continue to be Ontario’s leading organization protecting Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces.

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