The Wonder of Ojibway Prairie

By | 2017-01-11T19:13:47+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Environment, Uncategorized, Videos|

The Wonder of Ojibway Prairie, a Foster Visuals Production, provides a stunning and breathtaking look at this natural urban gem. Dr. David Suzuki and Naturalist, Paul Pratt provide their expertise and commentary on this unique and vital part of Windsor’s heritage.

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2014 BioBlitz Results

By | 2017-01-11T19:13:48+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

11052889_812970625444176_7309017892352164101_nEssex County’s first ever Bioblitz, a biological inventory and awareness program that teams biological experts with local volunteers, was a huge success.  The area of interest was the entire Ojibway Prairie Complex including Ojibway Shores on the Detroit River in Windsor.  Participants studied everything that flies, digs, squirms or grows. Thirty experts and approximately 100 participants set out into the Ojibway Prairie Complex on June 28-29, 2014 to document all flora and fauna they encountered. We found 1119 species (and counting) of flora and fauna, including 12 species never-before recorded in Canada! Forty-Five different orders of organisms were identified; plants and invertebrates made up the largest percentage of species found. Despite lacking experts for a number of species rich groups of organisms (Hymenopterans, Hemipterans, Platyhelminthes, Fungi and others), a large number of taxa were documented by this small, dedicated group. 

To read the full report from the event, click here.  To see many pictures of the event, visit the event’s Facebook page.  A special thanks to all involved!

Share your bird sightings on WEP Birds

By | 2017-01-11T19:13:48+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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Introducing Windsor-Essex-Pelee Birds or WEP Birds for short – A great site to share your local bird sightings!

WEP Birds is a local birding group page where group members can post sightings, ID questions, general tips, and anything else bird related — things that are unique and interesting to you about this area! The group is open to ALL experience levels from beginner to ‘expert’ and is absolutely free.
Joining the group is simple. Visit www.wepbirds.com and view the instructions to join and start posting today!  As new topics are posted to the group, you can be alerted by email (you can select the frequency of the emails in your account) and they will also automatically post to a Twitter account @WEPBirds .  Please consider joining the online group today and start sharing your sightings, questions, tips and tricks – anything bird related from our area!

If you any questions about WEP Birds, send an email to Kory Renaud at wepbirdsinfo@gmail.com and he’ll get back to you .

Good birding everyone!