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Urquhart Butterfly Garden speaker series

A lovely butterfly garden is the perfect setting for this annual speaker series.
August 4, 2018, Guest speaker: Doreen Nicoll You cannot have Monarch Butterflies without milkweed.  Doreen Nicoll has recently become a heroine for monarch butterflies, by insisting on her rights to grow milkweed in her naturalized garden in Burlington.

Doreen  Nicoll has long understood that garden with nature and not against her is the best thing for our planet. She also knows that native plants are great at attracting butterflies and bees of all species.

Doreen will be the first presenter in the Summer Series at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden and her topic will be Monarchs and Their Milkweed and naturalized gardening. She has wealth of information and is fun as well!

The session will begin at 11 am Saturday on August 4 and last approximately one hour.  Please bring a chair.

If it rains the session will be cancelled.


For more information about the Urquhart Butterfly Garden please visit urquhartbutterfly.c…

McMaster Versus Maria's Walk

It seems that McMaster can't quite figure out a welcoming approach to this historical trail.  Signs have gone from "no trespassing" to "use at own risk" and now, "do not use" with the unwelcome addition of a chain link fence at the top and the bottom of the west campus trail.
Why all the changes from threatening to personal responsibility, and now back to prohibitive with physical barriers? 


Selected linkshttp://www.restore-cootes.org/2013/05/marias-blocked-walk.htmlhttp://www.restore-cootes.org/2015/01/re-open-and-repair-marias-walk.htmlhttp://www.restore-cootes.org/2017/07/lost-nature-trail-at-mcmaster-video.htmlhttp://www.restore-cootes.org/2014/12/who-was-maria.htmlhttp://www.restore-cootes.org/2015/05/trail-fragment-rim-prospect-circuit-to.html