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“Jim’s favourite achievement was his founding of the Canadian Wildflower Society, later renamed the North American Native Plant Society (NANPS).”

R.I.P. (Really Into Plants – Native Plants, of course)

 

Wildflower Willy’s world: Discovering the plants and flowers of the forest with the founder of Wildflower magazine

SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER Jim French (aka Wildflower Willy) crouches behind a lovely grouping of Showy Lady̵

TLS_9952"In my local haunts, I see everything from invasive species to paved over greenspaces…"

The Local Scoop e-newsletter along with the Scoop website calendar is a leading source of information for native plant related information throughout Southern Ontario. The Local Scoop collects its information through NANPS and other native plant groups and environmental organizations. The Scoop does not follow a strict publication calendar but is sent out roughly monthly to promote NANPS events. To sign up for The Scoop click the link below and fill out the subscribe

Invasive bamboo unleashed on the unsuspecting public in the U.S. to devastating consequences! Do not be tempted to buy running bamboo, Phyllostachys spp. It has been identified as invasive by the USDA (scroll down). At least five species are cold-hardy.

tips Ontario Gardeners - The Invasive Species Research Institute (ISRI) has a survey asking for opinions and information about your shopping experiences at garden centres, your ways of gardening, and observations you may have made about rapidly spreading plants. Soon, the ISRI will be posting a similar survey for the members of the horticultural and landscaping sectors. The project also involves the development of Priority Invasive Species Lists for industry and the public sector.

In Toronto, as 2015 and the Pan American/Parapan American Games loom on the horizon, we are turning our backs on one of the original Pan Am participants – The Monarch Butterfly. This iconic species, a species at risk (of Special Concern at the provincial and national levels), migrates from Canada to Mexico every year and back as a multi-generational, natural phenomenon.

The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 1

Chapter 489 of the Municipal Code is enforced to make sure of it! The City has gone ultra vires on us! Sounds serious!  Is it contagious? You be the Judge.

The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 2
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 3
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 4
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 5
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 6
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 7
The Local Scoop - April 2010 - The Big Bad Bylaws Issue - Article 8