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.
Peter Smith is pleased to announce the new AHSR Camp Committee has been selected.
Chair – Peter Smith
Warden (Vice-Chair) – Patrick Wall
Deputy Warden (Marketing / Fundraising) – Ian Mollison
Treasurer – John Ladds
Area Treasurer – Werner Leidtke
Administrator – Roxeanne Marberl
IT Administrator – open
We’ve still got the one open position. The IT Administrator will be primarily responsible for the website, but will also be requested to help in finding groupware applications to help in the sharing and distribution of information with and between the Camp Committee and Ranger Team.
Scouters Patrick and Peter attended the first Quebec Council Scouters Conference in Montreal to talk with their Scouters and youth about Apple Hill Scout Reserve.
We already have several Scout Groups from the east end of Montreal coming to AHSR, so this provided an opportunity to let other Groups know how close we are to Montreal. Only a 1hr 20min drive from the ScoutCon location.
We had lots of conversations with Scouters looking for an alternative to Tamaracouta.
We’re looking forward to seeing if we get some more Quebec Council Groups coming to our camp.