Date: June 17th, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Brighton Beach Park 30 Brighton Avenue
Guided walk with Wild Pollinator Partners to explore neighbourhood initiatives to create pollinator habitat in city parks
The two relatively new mini-meadows, containing shrubs and wildflowers, at Brighton Beach Park show how pollinator patches can be introduced into a small neighbourhood park – on a budget, with minimum disturbance. Considerable help from park neighbours made this project a success and by the fall of their first year, the meadows were attracting bees.
Those up for a 2-km walk can have a look at another riverside park, where volunteers are battling Japanese Knotweed and another where a Butterfly Ranger maintains a pollinator garden. Non-walkers may meet the group at Brewer.
Brewer Pond is a much larger naturalized area with a checkered past. Native wildflowers are abundant, especially close to the pond. Local volunteers are turning a field of Dog-strangling Vine into a butterfly meadow, planting shade species in the dike woods, and generally increasing biodiversity by replacing invasive species with locally native plants, shrubs, and trees.
Free, but please REGISTER HERE