Here Comes the Burdock Brigade!

Event Details

July 14th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fairy Hill (Regina), Saskatchewan
Habitat Restoration

Come one, come all! This is a call for people to join the NCC Burdock Brigade! Join us on Fairy Hill to help remove an invasive species, Common Burdock. Common Burdock is a noxious and invasive plant that produces large burs that can entangle in the hair or fur of livestock and wildlife and may also fatally entangle small birds and bats. In areas of large Common Burdock patches, it can also prevent native plant species from growing due to the large leaves that reduce light at ground level. Help us keep the critters of Fairy Hill safe and promote the growth of native plants by getting rid of this nasty invasive species!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Fairy Hill (Regina)

Only 40 km north of Regina, this multi-property complex is made up of 1,642 acres (665 ha.) of native grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands that serve as important habitats for a diversity of wildlife. Species that have been recorded on the property include the at-risk yellow rail and bobolink, alongside the American beaver and bigmouth buffalo fish (which can live to be up to 110 years old).

These landscapes will remain protected for the future through our purchase of the property from its conservation-minded landowner, Dorothy Schuurmans, and a generous donation from Lloyd and Janet Sauer.

What you will be doing

Common Burdock, designated as a noxious weed in Saskatchewan, produces large burs. These large burs were the original inspiration for the invention of Velcro, which provides insight into how ‘sticky’ they can be! Burs easily entangle in the hair of livestock, the fur of wildlife as well as in the wings of small birds and bats, sometimes having fatal consequences. Join NCC staff to help us remove Common Burdock, an invasive species that poses a risk to wildlife!

Why you will love it

Spend a few hours on a beautiful property that is located close to Regina, meet new people, and help contribute to the conservation of Fairy Hill!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, Closed-toed Shoes
Miscellaneous
  • Any necessary medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Reusable Water Bottle