Pining away for a field day – NCC National Field Trip

Event Details

May 25th, 2018, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Backus Woods (St. Williams), Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Join NCC stewardship staff in the Southern Norfolk Sand Plain Natural Area for a day of removing invasive species and cleaning up litter at Carolinian Canada’s Nature Destination, Backus Woods. We will be removing invasive red and Scotch pine, as well as the infamous garlic mustard, in restored fields and cleaning up litter along the property edge. Following the event, there will be a guided tour of the property.

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About Backus Woods (St. Williams)

Backus Woods is a spectacular gem in the heart of Carolinian Canada, north of St. Williams and Port Rowan. Comprising less than 1% of Canada’s land mass, Carolinian Canada is home to 25% of Canada’s population, contains some of the nation’s most productive agricultural lands and provides habitat for nearly 25% of Canada’s endangered species. Restored agricultural fields on this 817 hectare (2020 ac.) property have been planted with native species to provide meadow habitat for the endangered monarch butterfly, eastern foxsnake, Jefferson salamander, prothonotary warbler and American ginseng.

What you will be doing

Participants can choose to help with pulling and clipping invasive red and Scotch pine in restored fields, removing litter along the property’s boundary, or pulling invasive garlic mustard.

Why you will love it

This event provides an opportunity to help make a dent in invasive populations threatening native tallgrass prairie species in restored fields, as well as to enjoy some fresh air and beautiful natural sights with coworkers!


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Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
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:

  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch