Adam has posted info re the new Bike Repair Facilities at TTC Subway Stations. The bright red repair stands include pumps for inflating flat tires, wrenches & other tools.
Currently available at Bathurst, Davisville, Downsview, Dupont, Finch, Kipling, Keele, Kennedy, Pape & Spadina stations, all other TTC stations should have these stops within one year.
Attend the Raptor talk at Taylor Memorial Library (Tues Sept 22 7-8 p.m.) to find out about the raptor migration that is starting now. The talk identifies types of raptors that you can see at Rosetta McClain Gardens this fall, and talks about best times to see them.
Getting There: Taylor Memorial Library is at Kingston Rd. and Markham Ave. Rosetta McClain Gardens is a beautiful city park at the top of the Bluffs, just a little further east at Kingston Rd. and Glen Everest Rd.
Ever wondered about using rainwater more in your garden? Attend the talk at Taylor Memorial Library (1440 Kingston Rd – Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.) on Tues Sept 15th to find out how to create a ‘rain garden’!
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.