Urban Ecology and Plant Identification

Sunday March 25th 2018 at 1:00 - 3:00pm
The Covered Bridge by The Boathouse

What edible and medicinal plants can we find in our own backyard? What’s the role of city-dwellers in nature connection and conservation? Urban environments are home to many fascinating, diverse plant and animal species that we interact with everyday, whether we know it or not. Join urban naturalists Danielle and byron for a fun afternoon as we explore the banks of the Eramosa river, identifying plants, playing games, telling stories and asking questions about our local ecology.

What to Bring: Water, a snack. Optional: field guides

Facilitator Bios: Danielle is a writer, artist and plant person with years of experience hanging out with plants, growing and making herbal medicine. byron grew up along the etobicoke creek playing music and writing zines. he is now an instructor at the Guelph Outdoor School. He appreciates the magic and mystery of the wild world, guided by a deep sense of wonder and curiosity. He is inspired by thunderstorms, anti-oppression, swing sets, punk music, and rivers. Together, they facilitate Moon School, a year-long nature connection program for adults that focuses on building relationships with the land and each other. Find them on instagram @moonschoolguelph


(Image from Flickr)

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