Friends host table at Environment Day

Friends of Cedarvale appeared for the third year at Councillor Joe Mihevc’s annual Environment Day. The event took place on Sunday 26th April at the Wychwood Barns. Luckily this year the weather gods smiled on us: the display only blew over once. Here I am, standing guard at the table; Susan is to the left of me, wearing her usual backpack.

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Roberta (at left of photo below) also helped out. We answered lots of questions about the park and ravine. “Exploring Toronto’s Parks and Trails” was in great demand and we could have given out many more copies than we did. “The Landowner’s Guide to Controlling Invasive Woodland Plants” was also popular and started many discussions. We displayed copies of 6 of the city’s 7 nature booklets on birds, butterflies, fishes, mammals, spiders, trees and shrubs, and reptiles; these are free and can be picked up at city libraries, but are only sporadically available.

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The girl to my left is busily engaged in copying out a whole section from one of these booklets for a school project.

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Apparently, the mayor was present, but did not visit our table.

I am rather behind in my blog postings – we have been rather busy! Next up will be postings about Cleanup Day on 3rd May, trout lilies and Adopt-a-Park-Tree mulching day tomorrow Saturday 9th May at 2 pm.

John Cummings

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