Guider Peggy created a custom version of our South End Aerial map in colour and black&white. These have now been posted.
A map containing many GPS waypoints has been added. Kybos, activity fields, shelters, lodging, firepits, trailheads (red and blue) and points of interests are all listed. This is the first version, as future ones will include the tracks for our trails and roads plus we’re looking to add geotagged photos so people can have a virtual walk through the camp.
Everybody has heard about the decline of habitat for pollenating insects and the die-off of bees. Considering the size of property (297 acres) we set aside an area to promote flowers for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Mike staked off an area of the NE field. In May, Peter started the process by turning the soil and found out just how much rock and gravel exists in the county under 1 inch of soil. Peter ordered a variety of seeds and bulbs from Vesey Bulbs (PEI) and came prepared with 6 bags of topsoil.
Along with packets of sunflowers and seeds for bees provided by Mike, Peter has planted:
120 bulbs for Bees and Butterflies
2 Honey Bee Seed Mats
2 Butterfly Garden Seed Mat
2 packets of Hummingbird Seed Garden
2 packets of Sunflower Collection (5 varieties)
seeds from BeesMatter.ca
If you Main road trail, you’ll see an area roped off on your left just as you enter the NE field. Hopefully we’ll have a good crop of flowers that’ll help the local insects and birds. We’ll keep you up to date as the seasons progress.