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Nature Guelph Speaker Series: From tobacco to tallgrass

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nature Guelph Speaker Series: David Agro

From tobacco to tallgrass; restoring ecological diversity in Norfolk County

David Agro reports on the activities and success of a restoration of a 95 acre former tobacco farm in the heart of Norfolk County. After 10 years, the site now hosts a rich diversity of plants (over 185 species) of the rare Oak Savanna / Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem. During the restoration, the number of species of breeding birds has increased from 48 to 59 and the number of pairs of breeding birds has increased by 3 times. David will also provide a brief history of restoration and its important role in conserving ecosystems.

Bio: David Agro is an architect and conservationist who lives in Toronto. He is a founding member of the Jocotoco Foundation in Ecuador and has worked on conserving rare species and ecosystems in other Latin American countries as well as in the Long Point area of southern Ontario.

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Entrance to the Arboretum Centre is off the south side of College Ave., just west of Victoria Rd.



May 10
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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