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Volunteer Event: Flowering Dogwood Monitoring at Sitler Woods

Eastern Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), with its beautiful white flowers, is an iconic Carolinian species. Unfortunately this small tree is under threat from an invasive disease called Dogwood Anthracnose, and is currently listed as Endangered in Ontario.

On June 12th, you can help TTLT monitor Eastern Flowering Dogwood at Sitler Woods. No experience is required and we will provide training on the monitoring protocol.

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Please RSVP at the bottom of this page. 

What to bring

Come prepared for an outdoor, off-trail experience. TTLT will provide all necessary equipment.

  • Rubber boots or good hiking boots and long pants (no shorts!) are a must. Long sleeves are recommended as you might be walking through shrubs. This event will take place rain or shine so come dressed for the weather. 
  • Bring your lunch and plenty of water and snacks.
  • Bring your field guides, binoculars, and camera, if you have them. Sitler Woods is a beautiful spot for birding and botany.

Things to note

  • Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing physical distancing at this event, meaning you should stay at least 2m away from anyway who doesn't live in your household. Although this is an outdoor event, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask. 
  • There are no washroom facilities at Sitler Woods so please plan accordingly.
  • We will be walking through forest habitat during this event, and may encounter ticks. Be sure to check for ticks before leaving the site and once you get home. More info on ticks is available here.

Please note: this event is subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. In the case of any changes or cancellation, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.

WHEN
June 12, 2021 at 10:00am - 1pm
WHERE
Sitler Woods
22750 Dogwood Rd
Southwest Middlesex, ON N0L 1Z0
Canada
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CONTACT
Rebecca Launchbury ·

Will you come?