Milkweed & Butterflies…

butterfly weedMonarch 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.

 

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Toronto Cycling Survey

bicycleThe 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:

http://www.torontocyclingnetwork.info/

 

 

 

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GW32 Transportation Committee Facebook Page

Adam has started a Facebook page for the Ward 32 Transportation Committee’s exploits. https://www.facebook.com/W32TC

ward 32 transportation map

It is a public page, so you don’t need to join Facebook to view it.  Enjoy!

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Sun Sept 21 10 am – Dark Side of the Chew (Fox Theater)

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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 info@takeactionfilms.com 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.

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Beach Hill Garden – Photos (Fall 2014)

Beach Hill Garden - Looking South

Looking South

Sumac & Joe Pie Weed - Near Railway Tracks

Sumac & Joe Pie Weed – Near Railway Tracks

Milkweed

Milkweed

Agastache & Black-Eyed Susan

Agastache & Black-Eyed Susan

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Video: Milkweed & Monarch Butterflies

With lots of milkweed plants at both Beech Habitat Garden, and our new Beach Hill Gardens, here is a gorgeous video showing the importance of milkweed for monarch butterflies.  Great photos of the life cycles for both.

Although larvae eat only milkweed, adult monarchs feed on nectar plants, including wild flowers such as asters & joe pie weed and goldenrod.

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Beach Hill Gardens – Planted May 31/June 1 2014

GW32, along with local volunteers, planted a new garden at Beech Hill on May 31 and June 1, 2014.  The garden is near Woodbine and Gerrard, near the rail underpass.   Here is a slide-show of some of the volunteers who helped to make this happen!

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