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1,600 parasitic wasps released in Ontario, Quebec to fight EAB

The Canadian Forest Service announced Wednesday it is releasing parasitic wasps in Ontario and Quebec this week in an effort to control the population of emerald ash borers. Read full story on CBC News. What do you think?? Leave a comment, start a discussion.

BGWA at Bruce Heritage Show: member help required

BGWA will have a display at the Bruce Heritage Show, Aug 19-20-21. If you can help with set-up (around 8AM) or staffing the display throughout the day, or for further information on helping out, contact Ron Stewart 519-832-5548.

Members’ BBQ Sep 10th

bwgabbqOur annual Members’ BBQ event takes place Saturday September 10th, 10-2, at the Grey-Sauble Conservation HQ and will feature an edible wild plants hike by expert guide Alexis Burnett of Earthtracks. This informative and practical two-hour morning hike will precede the BBQ lunch. Watch our web site for further details and sign-up.

Update on EAB in Grey-Bruce

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.

ow the Emerald Ash Borer sees may be key to stopping it

eabWoodlands-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.

Canadian forests a refuge as warming creeps north

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.

Opening this Sunday at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery

ttag_resonanceofthetreeGuest 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.

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