Time: 7:00 p.m.

GK Online with Zoom

Members: watch for the next Columbine newsletter to register

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Amanda Tracey will present:

Alvars Rock!

Alvars – limestone plains – are one of the Great Lakes region’s rarest ecosystems. During her talk, Amanda will showcase local alvars such as the Napanee Plain Alvar and all the neat species that occupy them. You may end up with some ideas for native plant communities that will thrive in rocky, poor soil. 


Amanda Tracey, Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Central Ontario-East

Amanda completed her graduate studies in biology at Queen’s University in 2017. During her studies, she spent 10 summers doing field work in central and eastern Ontario with a focus on trying to better understand how natural plant communities are structured. Now as a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Amanda coordinates stewardship work in the Napanee Plain and Eastern Lake Ontario Coast Natural Areas, the latter of which includes the south shore of Prince Edward County.

Virginia Saxifrage blooming on the alvar