|fwg is a long-term project of the ottawa field-naturalists' club|
OUR INTERPRETIVE CENTRE contains a wealth of information on wildlife, gardening, and conservation. Displays, plant and animal lists, "how to" leaflets, and a resource library may all be consulted to inform you about any aspect of our regional environment. If you drop by on Friday mornings, you'll meet some of the hard-working people who take care of the demonstration backyard garden.
On Sunday afternoons (noon to 4 p.m.) during the summer, the centre is staffed by a volunteer who can help you find an identification guide, sign you up to receive our newsletter, or let you know what's going on at the garden. This is also a good chance for you to find out what it's like to work at the FWG!
Although the building is closed for the winter, our bulletin board and window dioramas will show you what birds can be found here, how to plan your natural garden, and much more. Pick up a brochure about the project or a guide to help you discover the highlights along the Bill Holland Trail.
Start of the Bill Holland Trail, the path that winds through the various habitats at the FWG. In 1998 (top photo), the area in front of the centre was relatively open. Six years later, many of the native trees and shrubs we planted had grown so much that we could no longer see neighbouring AAFC buildings.