– ORIGINALLY UPLOADED JULY 14TH, 2019
– REVISED APRIL 13TH, 2020
SO – HERE IS MY MASTERPIECE – LOL – OF MY REVISED 2019 JULY RECORDING OF MY VISIT TO DEEKS HILL PARK IN MY HOOD. I MENTION A LOT OF PLANTS. THE THING WITH DEEKS HILL IS THAT EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY BE A SUFFICIENT VARIETY OF NATIVE PLANTS – THE RATIO OF PLANT COVER TO LAND IS POOR. SO THE NATIVE PLANTS THAT I HAVE SEEN IN DEEKS HILL ARE:
– COMMON BLUE VIOLET
– FALSE SOLOMON’S SEAL
– VIRGINIA CREEPER
– POISON IVY
– RED BANEBERRY
– WILD GERANIUM
– ORANGE JEWEL-WEED
– WILD CUCUMBER
– COMMON RAGWEED
– BLACK RASPBERRY
– TROUT LILY (a very nice amount at the Ling Rd entrance just appearing RIGHT NOW!)
I BELIEVE THAT THE STINGING NETTLE WITHIN THE PARK IS NON-NATIVE, JUST BECAUSE WE’RE IN SUCH AN OLD URBANIZED AREA, AND ALSO JUST SOUTH OF WEST HILL CREEK THERE IS A VERY LARGE AREA OF NETTLE. NOTHING ELSE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO GROW BESIDE IT. IT’S LIKE IT IS AN INVASIVE SPECIES.
THERE’S A SMALL AMOUNT OF PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS (‘FRAGMIGHTIES’) AT THE SOUTH BEND OF THEH CREEK NEAR WHERE THE NETTLE IS.
THERE’S NOT ENOUGH VIRGINIA CREEPER IN THE WOOD, DUE TO INADEQUATE DELINEATION OF FOOTPATHS.
GARLIC MUSTARD SEEMS TO BE EVERYWHERE.
I SUPPOSE THAT MYSTERY VINE MIGHT HAVE BEEN ‘MOONSEED’….
THERE’S SOME WOOD AVENS IN THE PARK – JUST LIKE IT’S ALMOST EVERYWHERE ELSE WHERE THERE’S A GREEN SPACE. I BELIEVE IT’S NOT YELLOW AVENS FOR THE SAME REASON I BELIEVE THAT THE NETTLE IS EUROPEAN.
AND ALWAYS – THERE’S ENCHANTER’S NIGHTSHADE. : /
GREATER CELANDINE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CREEK.
Thanks to :
– ONTARIOWILDFLOWERS.COM for being the backbone of my knowledge❗️
– METAPHO app for letting me keep track of the recording date of my Vids!❗️
– ADOBE SPARK POST app for helping me create my Thumbnails‼️
– A huge shout out to LUMAFUSION for providing superior quality editing than iMovie❗️
– Bjork’s ‘Sacrifice’ used for Outro.
BUY NATIVE PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN:
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Support Home-Based businesses❗️ Stop presuming that everyone can afford to lease their own commercial office space❗️ Probably at least 1/4 of Toronto’s population lives below the $23K Yearly Income Poverty Line. Since there are so many more people in the City than jobs, it makes so much sense for everyone to be encouraged to start their own home based business‼️
Legitimatize Rooming Houses by removing the City By-Law against them and maybe licensing them (if the Licence is not harsh yet firm). Probably someone who makes minimum wage full time cannot even afford a simple Bachelor Apartment in the city themselves❗️ So they go on Kijiji or Craigslist and search for homeowners willing to rent out one of their bedrooms for monthly cash. What has happened in the past is the homeowner has gotten into some type of trouble and has had to sell the house. This is bad for everyone. If the homeowner had some type of protection under a kind of Rooming House Licensing Agreement, then everyone would benefit❗️
SUPPORT THE GREY SQUIRREL CULL IN THE BRITISH ISLES (and British Columbia/ Western USA). Just because they’re cute doesn’t mean they haven’t destroyed England’s Natural Environment already for the past 50 years or so.
When dealing with something as bad as an Invasive Species, you should use your Rationality with your Intent. Remember that the Eastern Grey Squirrel *IS* native to Toronto and the rest of the Southern Ontario, Quebec, maybe the Maritimes, and definitely the North-Eastern USA. Therefore, treat it with kindness in its native habitat!!
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