Due to the threat posed by the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic and the steps being taken by many organizations to contain the spread of the virus, please contact the indicated organizations to determine whether the event is still on.
The following non-Nature London activities and events might be of interest to members. For additional information and to confirm details, please contact the indicated organization.
Thames Talbot Land Trust: Spring Gardening
When: April 23, 2020 at 10am – 2pm
Where: Auzins Community Wildflower Garden, Hawk Cliff Woods, Hawk Cliff Road, Union, ON N0L 2L0
Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden this spring.
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.
Annual Thames River Cleanup
The Annual Thames River Cleanup will be held on Saturday, 25 April. Several local communities will be taking part. Coordinators are needed as well as participants. Visit www.thamesrivercleanup.ca.
Earth Day Celebration 2020
Join in celebrating London’s natural heritage and environment on Sunday, 26 April. This event offers family friendly fun with an environmental focus. The event is free and all are welcome. Location to be determined. Visit http://thamesriver.on.ca/events/ closer to the date for more information.
Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex: Annual Spring Open House
The Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex will be hosting their annual Greenhouse Tour and Open House on Sunday, 26 April, Noon to 3 PM. The theme is “It’s Easy to be Green!” There will be exhibits on-site and plants for sale (including natives). Visitors will be divided into small groups and taken on guided tours of the Greenhouse complex. Free admission (donations appreciated). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 472 3553 or visit https://www.friendslcgc.com/ for more details.
Thames Talbot Land Trust: Garlic Mustard Extravaganza!
When: May 02, 2020 at 10am – 2pm
Where: Five Points Forest, 4975 Robinson Rd, Ingersoll, ON N0L 2B0
Join us on May 2nd at Five Points Forest as we blitz the Garlic Mustard and enjoy a barbecue lunch afterwards. Our amazing neighbour and donor of Five Points Forest, Al, has been pulling Garlic Mustard throughout the property with help from TTLT volunteers for several years. The hard work is paying off as we’re seeing a reduction in the Garlic Mustard population. This is a huge win for nature. It’s extra important to keep pulling the Garlic Mustard over the next few years to keep the numbers low and allow native plants to recover. Your help at this critical time will have a big impact on nature! And we’re making it easier than ever to help out.
- Bus transport will be provided from London and Ingersoll (details TBD).
- No experience necessary – all training provided.
- Work gloves and garbage bags will be provided.
Bonus! Those who participate in the pull will be invited to a Garlic Mustard Culinary Workshop hosted by Growing Chefs! on Tuesday, May 5th. Learn how to use garlic mustard in your cooking and make use of this invasive plant.