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Author: duc2006

New Rooftop Pollinator Gardens

  Our new pollinator gardens on the rooftop of the Wetland Discovery Centre have now been completed!  This new space will be used both for programming with students as well as educating our general public about the benefits of pollinators in our environment. The large garden located on the rooftop had been mostly taken over […]

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Migration is in the air

As the days are getting shorter and cooler, the Marsh is abuzz with energy as migrating birds are getting ready to undertake their long journey south. Whichever direction you look, you will see flocks of Canada geese, ducks, gulls, blackbirds and even the odd group of shorebirds zooming around. They are busy building their muscles […]

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A note to our members

As you are aware by now, because of the public health risks associated with COVID-19 the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is currently closed to the public until further notice. All bookings, workshops, and special events are therefore cancelled or postponed, and can be fully reimbursed upon request. We want to reassure you that, during […]

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Migration Magic

The numbers are in… well almost. We did our first waterfowl count this morning, Friday, October 9, but the results do not reflect the numbers of ducks and geese we have at the marsh. The thick fog made it that we could hear a lot more birds than we actually saw. We met in the […]

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A Bird in the Hand – by Jeope Wolfe

  As an eleven-year-old boy, I waded into a marsh behind the beach I visited with my family on summer Saturdays. Clad in swim trunks and a pair of tall rubber boots, I struck out to find the “thunder-pumper”, an American bittern calling from deep within the cattails. As a blossoming bird nerd, I wanted […]

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Spring changes

The days are getting longer and warmer. The winter snow is melting away and the birds are returning to their nesting grounds. Nothing spells spring like the arrival of the birds   Now that the first geese have arrived to scout the terrain and establish their nesting territories, it is time to think about the […]

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