***FIR VALLEY WOODS AND CATARAQUI PARK*** #biodiversity #invasivespecies #nativeplants

***FIR VALLEY WOODS and CATARAQUI PARK*** #biodiversity #invasivespecies #nativeplants
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May 10th ‘19

So when you take the Subway between Warden Station and Victoria Park Station, if you look out the window South, you will see a glade with a playground in the middle. This is Cataraqui Park. I remember seeing some Ground Cover Plants on the woodland on the left hand side when you go past, and I always had the feeling I wanted to investigate this place. So I did. Cataraqui Park was uneventful. All it really had was some Mayflower and some Trout Lily. Fir Valley Woods was more interesting, but might be dangerous due to its geography and possibility that it might be used by a gang.

Anyway, I was happy I got the chance to go and see these places! It is fun filming Toronto’s small woodlands and representing the decimation to Biodiversity that Dog-Strangling Vine (Black Swallow-Wort) and Garlic Mustard have done to them!




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***MURISON WOODS SOUTH*** #biodiversity #invasivespecies #toronto #scarborough

***MURISON WOODS SOUTH*** #biodiversity #invasivespecies #Toronto #Scarborough
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May 6th, ‘19

Murison Woods South is the other part of Murison Woods in Scarborough (Scarboro, ‘Scarberia’, ‘The Scarbs’ Hahaha! 🤣) that is south of Milner Ave (Milner Ave. bisects The Woods). Last time I was here (3 years ago), it was overrun by DSV (Dog Strangling Vine). I noticed large swaths of empty ground without Spring Ephemerals, which could indicate DSV infestation. Sorry – the end is kinda choppy, but I didn’t have time to fully edit it cleanly…

Saw some:

Skunk Cabbage (at the back towards the highway)

Mayapple (nice clump near Milner Ave on the other side of the hill)

Trilliums (in plain view)

Wild Yam (will come up in the Summer)

Goldenrod (will come up in the Summer)


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So it was an eventful day.  

When I woke up I actually thought I’d be in bed the whole day – but thankfully no.  

I watched some interesting show on TVO about that new skyscraper in London called ‘The Shard’.  I suppose that’s an apt name for it, given the fact it is probably now full of steely office women who are quick to take offence to anything, as well as the disgusting power hungry ones that reside over hiring: looking over resumes and doing interviews.

I forced myself to go to the gym this morning – which was a good idea.  I was thinking to go out and market first thing in the morning, then go to the gym in the evening – but that wasn’t working out the past 7 days.  Tomorrow I will get up at 7am and head early to the gym.  I intend to do 30 mins of cardio 6 days a week until I lose my chest and body fat. (March 8th ’19 Update: I suppose I have lost some chest and body fat, however when I still look at myself in the mirror I am unhappy: I am still too fat. I don’t have that stupid ‘body dismorphic disorder’ shit or anything…it’s just I know what I want to look like and going to the gym for 30 mins a day wasn’t cutting it. It actually takes much more time at the gym to get a model body. That’s what I’m gunning for: a model-like body).

The chest and body fat were gained from months of whisky addiction, plus taking some awful prescribed psychotropic drug that had a weight gain side effect.  I can’t believe I wasn’t going to the gym for months.  

I moved to a new apartment in the Spring, and until i think late August I would spend my time off of work just lying in bed watching Netflix and YouTube.  At least during that time I wasn’t drinking any alcohol.  I started drinking alcohol again because I was working with two abusive young bastards at my work.  It wasn’t so bad – because I would have a comeback for everything they said, but I guess after a shift I felt sorry for myself and to get rid of that feeling I would go for a pint.  You may think that a pint isn’t a lot, but if you were making as little as I was (just over min wage) you would worry about how much you’re spending too!  

Now it’s November and I’ve only had one day of work in the past two weeks.  I’m looking to be SELF-EMPLOYED from now on.  

My belly is my bane.  I’m really looking forward to shrinking it.  I could do some ‘hip twists’ from Kundalini Yoga, but I may be scared that it will cause me to feel too stressed out afterwards.  I guess I’m just content with laying in my bed.

I don’t think I could care less about customers in a restaurant.  They’re probably just these Cis-gendered bimbos who get anything they want and are having drinks at the restaurant for god-knows-what.  Anyway, I don’t want to hate on Cis people.  While I was working I got enthralled with Conservative politics, and the Conservatives seem pretty disapproving of the ‘more than two genders’ thing.  

When I was working as a Dishwasher at a restaurant for 4 years, my off time I spent meditating (I might have done some Hatha yoga too).  At that time I say I was in a very spiritual sense of being – not because I was a Dishwasher (I now would hate to do that job and would adamantly refuse to do it), but I guess because I had reached a stage of spiritual enlightenment.  At that point I had this opinion that gender was an illusion.  How profound is that?! LOL.  Also during that time I would go to this woodland very close to my house and pull the Black Swallowwort (a very invasive non-native species of vine) and meditate.  At that time I was so limber.  Now I am fat and when I went last to the same wood, i had to put more effort into getting around brambles and things.  

I used to have *real* feelings before the psychotropic drug/ whisky.  Now my feelings are all kind of weak and muddled and sloshed together.  I used to get stressed or anxious about things and have to meditate to feel better.  Now I don’t seem to get stressed or anxious about anything – just concerned.  

I miss those *real* feelings.  I hope they come back.