Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden.
The Auzins Community Wildflower Garden at Hawk Cliff Woods is planted with all native perennial plants that are beautiful and hardy choices for landscaping. The garden serves as a demonstration site for native plant gardening as well as a source of seeds for interested community members who want to grow native plants for their own gardens.
Why native plants?
Native plants provide food and habitat for birds, insects, and other creatures while requiring less care in terms of watering, pesticides, and fertilizers, than exotic landscaping plants. It's a win-win for nature and gardeners alike.
How can you help?
We are looking for help with garden maintenance, primarily weeding and keeping the trail clear. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm.
What to bring
- This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, bug spray, and good shoes. As well, be sure to bring your lunch/snacks, and water.
- We can provide gardening gloves, knee pads, and tools if needed, but during this time we are requesting you bring your own if possible, in order to reduce sharing of equipment.
- Hawk Cliff is a great place to see flowers, birds, and wildlife, so bring your binoculars, camera, and field guides.
Please note: this event is weather dependent. In the case of cancellations, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.
There will be a volunteer event immediately after this one (1pm-3pm) to prepare the event site for the Hawk Cliff Woods Migration Weekend. If you're interested in joining, please RSVP at: https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/hcwmw_site_prep_2023
Butterfly photos (top) by Rebecca Launchbury. Butterflyweed photo (right) by Anita Caveney.
4437 Hawk Cliff Rd
Union, ON N0L 2L0
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