Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On June 8th

Thanks to all the Juniors’ families who were able to come out and help the City plant over 400 trees at the G Ross Lord Planting event today! The weather was perfect, and we had a wonderful time, working and playing in that lovely park. I just pulled the tree nametags from my pocket–it looks like I planted Red Osier Dogwood, Black Chokecherry, Red Maple, Beaked Willow, Serviceberry and Buttonbush. I know some of you planted Bunch Honeysuckle and Raspberry, Trembling Aspen and Silver Maple as well. Wow, what a great event, attended by over 100 people!! Thanks to City staff, especially Monica Radovski, who taught us how to plant and let us go at our own pace!

Check out these websites for more information on the species you planted and the pollinators, butterflies, birds and mammals that they encourage!!

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.