See this recent Owen Sound Sun-Times article for an update on the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in Grey & Bruce counties. BGWA Board members Donna Lacey and Cam Bennett were featured interviewees in the story.
Woodlands-related news from Science Daily: This iridescent jewel beetle, responsible for the death of more than 50 million ash trees in the United States, has blazed an absolute path of destruction west since its discovery in Michigan in 2002. Recently the pest has been detected in Colorado, and just this spring it was confirmed in Nebraska and Texas. Researchers have been doing more than just watching the migration patterns — they’ve been studying the creature in hopes of helping to slow it. Read full article.
Woodlands-related news from Science Daily: Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem — a major source of the world’s paper; home to caribou, snowshoe hare, lynx, and sable; and nesting site for dozens of migratory bird species, say researchers. Read full article.
Guest curator Stephen Hogbin raises the question of whether trees are sentient beings in Resonance of the Tree, an exhibition that features all new works by local artists Lorne Wagman and Vera Dernovsek, Toronto based Kevin Yates and Peter Pierobon of Vancouver. While investigating natural history, early industries, and contemporary ecological issues, the works in this exhibition conjure poetic metaphors about understanding our sense of place within, and relative to, the natural world. Opening reception at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound Sun 26 Jun 2-4 PM click for more details.
Photos from yesterday’s Trail Building Workshop are now available in the members’ area photo gallery. If you missed this great event you can still learn a bit about this topic from the pictures and captions. Thanks to all attending members and congratulations to the advance registration prize winner!
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has launched an awareness campaign to support the goals of the Invasive Species Act: to enable the prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province. Access downloadable species fact sheets, report a sighting, view maps, and much more, at: www.ontario.ca/InvasionON