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Workshops coming up in 2016

As we approach the shortest day of the year (can another year have passed already?), we at Wintergreen are turning our thoughts to workshops for 2016. There are some exciting programs coming up! Some are already posted — Lorna Crozier will be spinning her spells on poets and prose writers in May, we’re planning a BioBlitz for June (free of charge to the public), there Read More

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BioBlitz News

We came. We saw. We counted. Over 60 volunteers descended on the land for a 24-hour period from Friday at 3:00 pm to Saturday at 3:00 pm. The Wintergreen BioBlitz was made possible by the generous support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. Here are some highlights from the press release prepared by Anne Robertson from the Kingston Field Naturalists, and coordinator of Read More

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BioBlitz at Wintergreen!

The BioBlitz is a world-wide movement in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible over a 24-hour period. There have been BioBlitz events all over Canada, the United States, Australia, Africa, China, and Europe— and in 2015, the Kingston Field Naturalists will hold Read More

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Biodiversity plot update …

Last weekend Dr. Graham Whitelaw, from the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, along with Dr. James Hamilton from Wilfrid Laurier University, travelled to Wintergreen to continue work on our biodiversity plot. The biodiversity plot – measuring 20 m. x 20 m. – is not far from the Main Trail and can be easily accessed from the Cliff Trail. We will be able to Read More

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Butternut trees

A few weeks ago, we learned that our application to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation was successful. This grant will allow us to learn more about the endangered butternut tree, and to catalogue the health of our butternut trees at Wintergreen, document their habitat, and develop educational programs about this extraordinary tree. We’re starting work on the project already. The first task was Read More