VIDEO LINK: DEEKSHILL PARK IN JULY
DATE: July 11th, 19
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In this Vid, I take you back to Deekshill Park (DP) in West Hill. West Hill is a neighbourhood in the massive suburb of Toronto called Scarborough.
DP is in *quite* an urban area and is not fenced off. There is no proper trail. What I mean by that is that the trails are not fenced off from the rest of the Woodland, so that People have ‘run amok’ in the Wood and destroyed most of the plants there…
There is the ‘Manse Creek’ – I suppose – that runs through the Wood. Sadly this Creek was paved over and a subdivision was built overtop of it partway through its course. #angry
The Creek has the most concentration of Dog-Strangling Vine (DSV) in the whole Park. DSV is like an ‘opportunistic infection’. It’s ‘feeding’ off of the creek. #anger
In terms of the Biodiversity of DP – it seems more biodiverse than some parts of the Malvern Branch. Theres:
Virginia Creeper (one, LOL!)
Poison Ivy (a small patch, being ‘dominated’ by Enchanter’s Nightshade)
Wild Violet (I’ve already helped it out by the time of this Editing by removing the Garlic Mustard that was ‘harassing’ it)
Solomon’s Seal (small patch)
You need to be careful when pulling Invasive and Non-Native Species in such a frequented area, because you might come across two potentially violent, ‘unsavoury’ individuals:
People who believe all Nature is Sacred, and that no plant could ever be poisonous, and that all Nature should be left alone
People on Booze or Drugs
…So I recommend that you wear a Hi-Vis T-Shirt (sexy!) when doing the work so that you ‘fit-in’ as a ‘Worker’ and look Official. Also wear hi-vis gloves.
Being cautious about the potential ‘crazies’ will save you from some awfulness:
an uncomfortable situation
An aggressive argument
LOL…just sayin’. That’s what goes down in the ‘hood! (I heard several gunshots at the plaza the other night. I’m not condoning shooting people…I’m just stating a fact).
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