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!!

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.