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Virtual Tour of Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve on Pelee Island
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Ontario Nature’s conservation projects and education manager, Emma Horrigan, for a virtual tour of Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve on Pelee Island. Thousands of songbirds and butterflies pass through the area during the fall and spring migration, and it is home to many species at risk.
During this one-hour webinar, we will explore Pelee Island’s unique ecosystem that spans 42 hectares, and is comprised of grassland and savannah alvar habitat, and rare flora and fauna. We will discuss Stone Road Alvar’s habitat restoration plan including last year’s prescribed burn.
More about Emma Horrigan, Conservation Projects and Education Manager at Ontario Nature: Emma manages Ontario Nature’s Citizen Science Program and Nature Guardians Youth Program, and collaborative projects with agricultural and research partners. Emma completed her M.Sc. in arctic ecology at the University of Toronto, and her Bachelor’s degree in forest conservation. She has been involved in several citizen science research initiatives across Ontario, ranging from biochar to salamanders, and turtle road mortality to agricultural pests. Emma has worked for the University of Toronto, Trent University and a community-based research centre in Haliburton County. Besides her passion for ecology, Emma enjoys cross-country skiing, birding and hiking.