Native plants and photography workshop
Mount Brydges – On Sunday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m., Longwoods Road Conservation Area is hosting a Native Plants and Nature Photography Workshop. Learn about local native plants and biodiversity. Discover spring birds, wildflowers and nature photography with Ted Gough, professional nature photographer on a guided spring hike. Longwoods Road is owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.
Once established, native plants provide great seasonal beauty and require little care and maintenance such as watering, fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides. They promote biodiversity by providing natural seed-banks and food and habitat benefits to wildlife. Native plants are non-invasive and will not damage our native habitat. Longwoods Road Conservation Area has recently planted five native gardens with over 25 different native plant species as part of the Carey Carolinian Arboretum and Trail. Learn about how easy and rewarding native plant gardening can be. You can even help sow some seed along the trails.
Heighten your senses and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring on a hike with London nature photographer Ted Gough. Bring along your camera and learn some tricks of the trade from Ted. Birds are his specialty and many of the spring migrants will have arrived. Skunk Cabbage, Blood Root and many other spring wildflowers will be up too.
Meet at the Resource Centre at noon. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing. General Park Admission applies, you can pay at the “pay and display” machine at entrance of the park. Coin or credit card only. There is an hourly charge between 8 a.m. and dusk.
Longwoods Road Conservation Area is at 8348 Longwoods Road (Middlesex Road 2) 6.5 km west of Delaware or 10 km east of Melbourne, southwest of Mount Brydges. (30 minutes west of London, 60 minutes east of Chatham)