The Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Windsor Essex Community Foundation to help restore the former marina in Sturgeon Creek. Projects will be commencing soon to enhance the conditions on the land and in the water. Stay tuned for more details on public restoration events for this project.
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.
Essex 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.