Forest Herbs and Plants
Recognizing and Understanding Cultural Resources in our Local Forests:
While focusing on past and present uses of forest plants, this talk will also highlight the importance of the Central and Eastern Ontario forests to the Algonquins on Ontario by raising awareness for the identification and stewardship of various cultural values within private and Crown forests.
Ethan Huner is an outdoor educator, naturalist, biologist, and avid animal tracker currently working on behalf of Aboriginal communities in Ottawa River Watershed as a natural resource and cultural heritage technician residing in Pembroke Ontario. Over the past decade of exploring and tracking in Algonquin Provincial Park and undertaking exciting wildlife research projects.
Schedule: Friday 2:00 pm
Location: It Takes a Forest Meeting Room
The video are highlights who joined Ethan Huner on the nature hike at #BonnecherePark. Ethan shared how the Algonquin people used birch bark for making baskets and canoes and pine gum for sealing seams on canoes. They learned that squirrels like to eat the seeds found in pine cones and what moose poop looks like. Admission is Free