support the marsh
Private owl bookings
Ontario Bird Rehabilitation Centres
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
August 17, 2014
I think it is best to take the words from Bev Gordon’s photo display:
How does your garden grow?
With generous donations
And volunteer participation
And hearty gardeners all in a row!
It was such a joyous day to welcome the community to the Hummingbird Habitat
Gardens along with the Banding Events. The flowers did us proud and for their first
year (month) had developed so well and were showing a number of blooms. It was very
satisfying to see Hummers and others hanging out in the garden already.
Bob Fournier’s’ Hummingbird Sculpture welcomed and watched over us all. The voting on the Name the Sculpture activity selected “Smurphy”. Doesn’t get better than that!
The plant signs and specific garden name plates donated by Active 1 Source for Sports
gave that extra touch and were commented on by numerous visitors. Henry Forget was
among the many to try out the new cedar bench built by Doug Little. Eileen and I fielded
questions on the plantings. True to Murph’s original idea for getting this Habitat set-up,
the gardens will assist those wanting to build hummingbird environments at their homes.
The Beetle Bug Migration Garden drew a lot of smiles. The photos in the site show the
Two large banners, which are copied here, extended thanks to the large number of
individuals, companies and volunteers who made the gardens possible. This was an
incredible team effort and we say thank you again to all.
The beautifully crafted hummingbird ornaments by Mike Livingston were a great gift
purchase. They were tangible take-homes to go along with the pictures all had in their
minds as they headed home.
If I close my eyes I can see the smiling faces of visitors of
every age as Jo hands off a real hummer to them. We look forward to your contributions
to the Friends of the Marsh 2015 Garden in the spring. See you next year!
The Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre (“HMREC”) says “THANK YOU” to the following for their generous assistance and donations in creating the Hummingbird Habitat 2014:
A. Miron Topsoil Ltd.
Active 1 Source for Sports
Aidie Creek Gardens
Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer
Doug Little Construction
Englehart & District Horticultural Society
L.V. Vickery Ltd.
Leis Landscaping Products
North Cobalt Flea Market (“NCFM”)
Paper ‘n Things
Polar Ice Factory – Darren Woods
Township of Hilliardton
“GARDENING IS REALLY JUST ADULTS PLAYING OUTSIDE”
HMREC thanks the following people for working and playing to
make the Hummingbird Habitat a reality:
Hummingbird Garden “Builders” – Summer 2014
Hummingbird Garden “Special Assistance”
Marsh Summer Crew 2014