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Person collecting seeds at Ballyduff Trails

Seed Harvesting from One of Ontario’s Rarest Ecosystems: The Tallgrass Prairie

Kawartha Land Trust and volunteers collect tallgrass seeds to restore tallgrass prairie habitat in Kawartha Lakes This month, with an almost record number of volunteers, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) continued its years-long tallgrass prairie restoration efforts at Ballyduff Trails in Pontypool, Ontario. On Saturday, October 15, KLT, in partnership with the New [...]

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Ballyduff Trails Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Tales from Ballyduff Trails

Tallgrass Prairie habitat is a grassland ecosystem that is dominated by native grasses and a wonderful array of native wildflowers. Grassland birds like the Eastern Meadowlark and Bobolink, which are both designated as species at risk in Ontario, call Tallgrass Prairies home. According to Tallgrass Ontario, "Tallgrass ecosystems are one of [...]

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Hayden Wilson in front of bags of pulled Purple Loosestrife

Managing Invasive Species in Kawarthas

Hayden Wilson, Land Stewardship Coordinator Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) actively manages six invasive plant species and monitors for one invasive insect species across our protected properties.Each species poses a different challenge for KLT’s stewardship team depending on the species’ pervasiveness across the landscape, its lifecycle, and the rate of spread and [...]

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