See ya later, shrubs of Ostrander Point

Event Details

October 2nd, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Hudgin-Rose (Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County), Ontario
Habitat Restoration

By using a combination of hand-pulling and hand-cutting invasive shrubs like buckthorn, lilac and honeysuckle, you can help ensure that the native plants and birds continue to flourish at NCC’s new Hudgin-Rose property on Ostrander Point. You’ll love spending the day on this beautiful Prince Edward County property, connecting with nature and other volunteers.

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More Information

About Hudgin-Rose (Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County)

The Hudgin-Rose property, located on Ostrander Point, is part of the wild Prince Edward County south shore which provides important stopover and staging habitat for migratory bird species. It features a mix of alvar, woodland and wetland communities and hosts a mix of sensitive species including Blanding’s turtles, eastern whip-poor-will and monarch butterflies.

What you will be doing

You will help NCC staff with a combination of hand-pulling and hand-cutting invasive shrubs like buckthorn, lilac and honeysuckle, to ensure that the native plants and birds continue to flourish at Ostrander Point. This will involve bending and pulling motions, as well as a short 1 km hike from the parking area to the event site. The hike will mostly be on a well-defined trail, but volunteers may encounter slightly inclined gradients, and moderately uneven terrain.

Why you will love it

You will spend the day on the wild coast of Prince Edward County pulling and cutting invasive shrubs to ensure native plants are able to thrive in the area. You will get a personal tour of some of the property and a chance to look at the historic Moses Hudgin log home.

Questions?

Contact Amanda Tracey, Coordinator, Conservation Biology: Amanda.tracey@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

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

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
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:

Clothes
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen