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(Online) Habitat Connectivity: Ponds and Plant Propagation

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Do you have a pond or wetland on your property? Are you interested in providing valuable habitat for our local wetland-loving wildlife such as amphibians, birds, and bats? Join us on Wednesday January 27th at 7:30pm for a presentation on how to build wetland habitats and improve existing ponds. Our Biologist Rob Underhill will describe the components that make an ideal habitat for our local amphibians and provide step-by-step instructions on how to establish wet-loving native shrubs by the methods of live staking and hardwood cutting.

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Did you know, four out of five of our local amphibians require aquatic breeding habitat as well as upland forest habitat for their yearly needs? The connection between these two habitats is equally important. On Mayne Island, habitats are increasingly fragmented by human development, but through intentional restoration and conservation of wildlife corridors we can help connect these important habitats.

In this presentation we will explore what characteristics of ponds, upland forests, and the connection between them are key for the survival of our native amphibians. We will touch on the habitat components needed by other species such as bats and birds, and how we can help create and maintain these habitats on our own properties. We will describe in detail how to establish wet-loving native shrubs using the simple techniques of live staking and hardwood cutting.

Flora and fauna observed at Hedgerow Farm Wetland. All photos by Rob Underhill. Top row: red-legged frog, marsh violet, pacific chorus frog, meadow hawk. Middle row: western red columbine, blue-eyed grass, Coolie’s hedge nettle, red-osier dogwood. Bottom row: eight-spotted skimmer, northwestern garter snake, water smartweed, and long-toed salamander.

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Date:
January 27
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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