Check out the video from the Nature Conservancy of Canada on planting native plants.
Here are some fantastic resources from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. If you are looking to plant native flowers, trees, or prairie plants in the Stratford area, these resources will be a great start! There are also resources on invasive plants and butterfly larvae host plants.
This is a summary of a video posted on YouTube by Doug Tallamy, an entomologist and author of Nature’s Best Hope. You are nature’s best hope. There are millions of specialized interactions in nature. For example more than half of insects are pollen specialists. That means they can only access pollen from one particular family
Friends of the Earth have published a poster titled “Trees for Bees”. Check it out!
Interested in purchasing native plants? See that attached document (revised from the earlier version) for a list of “local-ish” sources for native plants.
Jim Fitzgerald has shared the presentation he made to the Stratford Horticultural Society. Lots of good stuff in this 30 minute presentation!
If you were told that beaver, bees, an oak tree and a purple sea star were keystone species, you might wonder, “What does that mean?” Simply stated, this means that each of these species fills a critical niche in its ecosystem which no other species can. This makes them vital to the function of the
There is a lot of information on our website about the importance of insects, native plants and caring about our ecosystem. Many people, organizations and whole cities have dedicated themselves to biodiversity, reducing carbon emissions and encouraging pollinator insects. Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalists Club have developed an excellent website called Hamilton Pollinator Paradise.
I recently watched a documentary called “Kiss the Ground ”. The basic premise is that by healing the soil we can heal our climate crisis. The story asks us to honour natural processes versus chemical processes. Soil damaged by chemicals and excess tillage gives off carbon dioxide whereas healthy soil sequesters carbon dioxide. Poor land
The book by Amy Stross, published in 2017, is a treasure trove of useful tips for busy people who would like to grow some of their own food. With more people moving to the suburbs (about 50% of Americans now live in suburbs), the impact of converting lawns to small micro-farms would have tremendous impact