If you’re like me, you may be wondering if there are any monarch butterflies this year! Here is a monarch butterfly site (Journey North) that explains their migration, and shows results and challenges this year.
A great video from the Toronto Botanical Gardens about controlling dog strangling vine. Important things to remember:
- If you can’t remove the plant, cut off the flowers & seeds
- Removing the roots of small/young plants works well
- For larger plants, trying to remove the entire plant will just cause the root to splinter so that more plants are created! For older plants, use pruners to cut the plant just below the soil. Stopping the plant from getting sunlight will eventually starve the plant.
The video also tells you how to identify this weed, and explains why it is so terrible!
Monarch butterflies have seen drastic declines in the last few years, due to loss of habitat. The following 2 links describe dog strangling vine which is a noxious weed, and butterfly weed which is an orange milkweed, much loved by monarch butterflies & their larvae.
The City of Toronto is asking residents and stakeholders “How can we improve Toronto’s streets for cycling?
You can provide input by completing this survey:
Adam has started a Facebook page for the Ward 32 Transportation Committee’s exploits. https://www.facebook.com/W32TC
It is a public page, so you don’t need to join Facebook to view it. Enjoy!
Andrew Nisker, enviro-documentary filmmaker and candidate for the Liberal nomination in Beaches-East York, has kindly extended an invitation to members and friends of Greening Ward 32 to view his new film Dark Side of the Chew.
His latest film, about the world’s second most common form of litter – chewing gum – will have its world premiere at Toronto’s Planet In Focus environmental film festival on November 9th. BUT, there will be a special screening of the film at the Fox Theatre! Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you have a seat.
Find out why the 719,000,000 pieces of gum stuck to the sidewalks of Toronto are a threat to our global water shed.