Nature Talks and Native Plant Sale with Larry Cornelis and Tom Chatterton

Come join us and guest speakers Larry Cornelis and Tom Chatterton at Edward International Academy, 430 King St, Wallaceburg on July 14th, 2019 from 2PM–3PM!

We are honoured to announce that Larry Cornelis and Tom Chatterton of Wallaceburg will be giving a public presentation on the local effects of climate change and grassroots solutions to mitigating its effects. Both are highly-respected Conservationists who have spent their lifetimes following the diversity and health of the flora and fauna in our unique Carolinian habitat. Both have dedicated themselves to the Conservation and Management of many significant wild spaces in the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex region.

Larry Cornelis is a certified horticulturist and owned his own landscaping business before joining Return the Landscape as Habitat Specialist in 2009. He is a sought-after flora and fauna inventory consultant. Larry has been active over the years with many naturalist clubs and associations including Lambton Wildlife Inc. and the Sydenham Field Naturalists, both of which he has served as President and Director. He is a popular speaker for clubs and associations across southwestern Ontario and in Port Huron. Larry has been involved in many Conservation projects big and small and was responsible for restoring a 25 acre wetland/meadow/woodland complex on the family farm just north of Wallaceburg. His many Conservation awards (e.g. Russel Piper Award, Carolinian Canada conservation award, several awards from Lambton Wildlife, and others) are testament to his unfailing support of and work for nature.

Tom Chatterton is a retired teacher who has made significant contributions to the local community, especially in the areas of education and preservation of knowledge. He co-founded the Wallaceburg Museum and the Sydenham Field Naturalists and has also been the recipient of many Conservation awards for his work throughout the region. He has been actively involved in fundraising for the protection of unique and significant Carolinian species since 1985 and is the current Program Chairperson of the Sydenham Field Naturalists, in continuation of his mission to educate local people about the natural species that make this eco-system thrive and provide a home to us all.

We will also be having a Native Plant Sale following the presentations to support local bio-diversity. We will have a wonderful selection of native plant species that will not only be beautiful to have in your garden, but will also support our local eco-system by helping the pollinators and by promoting a healthy diversity of species’ survival. All plants were propagated in the Aamjiwnaang greenhouse.

See below the native plants we have for sale—all for $6 each!

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