Mount Brydges – On Sunday, April 24 from noon to 4 p.m., Longwoods Road Conservation Area is hosting a Native Plants Workshop. Learn about local native plants and biodiversity! Discover spring birds and wildflowers 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 5 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. Bring along your camera to capture the spring birds such as Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Northern Orioles and wildflowers like Skunk Cabbage, Blood Root and many more along the way!
Meet at the Resource Centre at noon. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing. General Park Admission – Pay and Display machine at entrance of the park – $4 per vehicle. Coin or credit card only. Hourly charge between 8 a.m. and dusk.
Longwoods Road Conservation Area is located 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).
For Further Information:
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority