by Aimee Pelletier, Ecosystem Scientist, Parks Canada
Originally published in the CRD Volunteers in Parks newsletter.
Parks Canada staff at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites have been literally “busy as bees” this spring, carrying out a cross-pollination experiment to assist in the recovery of Endangered Deltoid Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) at Fort Rodd Hill. Deltoid Balsamroot is showy native sunflower that once grew abundantly in Garry Oak woodlands in our region but is now restricted to eight relatively small natural populations (COSEWIC 2009). READ MORE →