Butterfly Interpretive Loop
The Butterfly Interpretive Loop is an educational butterfly trail that loops around the gardens at Springbank. Native plants and bushes that are known to attract butterflies were planted along the trail with seven interpretive signs to educate trail users about local butterflies, as well as what plants attract them to your garden. This project was completed with the help of a group of students from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsay. Included in the loop is our conceptual longhouse which was designed and erected by Bill Woodworth, an architect with the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge.
The pavilion, just south-west of the community gardens, was built in 2011 to provide sheltered space for gardeners, visiting school children, and community groups to rest or partake in events. It is a unique structure designed by students at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture in Cambridge and built by volunteers under the leadership of Laura Knap, a graduate of the school. Most of the wood required for the project was rough sawn cedar harvested from a sustainable forest in Eastern Ontario. The project was made possible by funding provided by the Kalvelman-Fonn Foundation and the Cloverleaf Foundation.