Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The New Enemy

Ok, I thought the worst invasive was Dog-strangling Vine but now, I know another one even worse. In addition, this one can also hurt you. If you brush against it, it burns like hell. In fact, one of its nickname is Devil's Claw. What is it? Any guesses? Why, stinging nettle of course. The Riverdale site has its fair share of this dangerous and even poisonous invasive.

Julia from the stewardship team works hard
on the stinging nettle.

Meanwhile, I was removing one my old favourites:
Canada Thistle

Now you see it...

Now you don't!

The best part of the evening was when we saw a night heron.

Black-crowned Night Heron


Marnie said...

Rubbing a dock leaf on your skin if you've touched stinging nettle or got an insect bite is supposed to take the sting away. I tried it last week with a leaf from a Curled Dock (or is it Curly Dock?) but it didn't do anything. Maybe we don't have the right kind of dock? It works in England, from what I hear.

This is the blog I was telling you about:


Cup Plant said...

Thanks for the advice Marnie and for the blog too, the pictures are amazing.