|There was also quite a bit of thistle to deal with. Now the trees will have a bit of breathing space.|
We had a visitor at the site a couple of weeks ago, a gypsy moth which is an insect native to Europe and Asia that has been severely weakening trees across North America.
|Gypsy moth on a green ash tree|
However, even though the gypsy moth can do damage to trees, the ash tree in this picture will have a much harder time with the Emerald Ash Borer.
But I'm tired of talking about invasive stuff, so here are pictures of Blue Flag Iris and Swamp Milkweed from a couple of years ago. I'm hoping to see a lot more of these plants this year on the edge of the pond.
|Blue Flag Iris (Iris Versicolor)|
I saw this sign after stewardship a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a pretty cool idea especially since Riverdale Farm was my stewardship site for a few years and we still go there 2 or 3 times in the season to work on the site.
|This sign is on Broadview north of Gerrard, on the south of Riverdale Park East.|