Chiefswood National Historic Site will unveil a new outdoor interpretative sign and interpretative pamphlets highlighting the site’s restored tall grass prairie habitat on Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m.
The tall grass prairie was planted to recreate the indigenous flora once found on Chiefswood’s grounds. With help from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, an outdoor sign has been installed that describes the significance of the tall grass prairie.
Colourful and picture-filled pamphlets also highlight the spring, summer and fall blooms that grow in the prairie and describes traditional and medicinal uses of the plants.
A tall grass prairie is a natural ecosystem once commonly found throughout southwestern Ontario. It features a diversity of grass, wildflowers and animal life.
Visitors to Chiefswood will have the opportunity to participate in Chiefswood’s Natural Heritage Scavenger Hunt throughout the year. The family and child-friendly hunt highlights some of the plants and animals that make their home at the site.
Chiefswood is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. until Thanksgiving weekend.