Fighting the  Triffids: Invasives   versusBiodiversity
Things we like and wish to preserve.
What is this? Why is it important. (It maaaay not bee what you think.)
It can be beautiful AND edible!
Nature and Food: 1/3 of our food MUST bepollinated to produce fruit. We NEED pollinators                   to survive!
Beautiful, edible,permeable…sustainable &       biodiverse
Watch for invasives like buckthorn.
More reasons? Habitat Creation
Keep up to date on invasive plants.We can unwittingly err by putting the  wrong plant near natural areas.
Get creative! Can we think about a new      icon for garden catalogues?Perhaps an exclamation mark, denoting plants which ...
Use Nature as a guide:A Bog is an excellent filter!
Rain Water Handling (also note the mulch)
Replace Asphalt with Gardens
The above picture became the   Working Women CommunityCentre – formerly all impermeable
Natives don’t have to be ‘Less’.      Royal York & Bloor
Holes in Leaves:Natives are  better! They feed   local  insectswhich feedlocal birds.
Red Oak  Over 500 species ofLepidoptera feed on this        plant.
Montreal Botanical Garden’s NativeGarden: So natural but always beautiful.
Xeriscaping is incredibly low maintenance           and water-efficient
Little Pictures: The right plant forthe soil. This is Oakville Clay, landscaped with the right plants!
It doesn’t have to be ugly or weedy.
Green Roofing
Can you think of anything else you can do? Anything your parents can do? Yourfriends? Did you know thatthere are ways to d...
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012
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Biodiversity vs invasives speech for hpbdn march 03 2012

  1. 1. Fighting the Triffids: Invasives versusBiodiversity
  2. 2. Things we like and wish to preserve.
  3. 3. What is this? Why is it important. (It maaaay not bee what you think.)
  4. 4. It can be beautiful AND edible!
  5. 5. Nature and Food: 1/3 of our food MUST bepollinated to produce fruit. We NEED pollinators to survive!
  6. 6. Beautiful, edible,permeable…sustainable & biodiverse
  7. 7. Watch for invasives like buckthorn.
  8. 8. More reasons? Habitat Creation
  9. 9. Keep up to date on invasive plants.We can unwittingly err by putting the wrong plant near natural areas.
  10. 10. Get creative! Can we think about a new icon for garden catalogues?Perhaps an exclamation mark, denoting plants which could become invasive?
  11. 11. Use Nature as a guide:A Bog is an excellent filter!
  12. 12. Rain Water Handling (also note the mulch)
  13. 13. Replace Asphalt with Gardens
  14. 14. The above picture became the Working Women CommunityCentre – formerly all impermeable
  15. 15. Natives don’t have to be ‘Less’. Royal York & Bloor
  16. 16. Holes in Leaves:Natives are better! They feed local insectswhich feedlocal birds.
  17. 17. Red Oak Over 500 species ofLepidoptera feed on this plant.
  18. 18. Montreal Botanical Garden’s NativeGarden: So natural but always beautiful.
  19. 19. Xeriscaping is incredibly low maintenance and water-efficient
  20. 20. Little Pictures: The right plant forthe soil. This is Oakville Clay, landscaped with the right plants!
  21. 21. It doesn’t have to be ugly or weedy.
  22. 22. Green Roofing
  23. 23. Can you think of anything else you can do? Anything your parents can do? Yourfriends? Did you know thatthere are ways to donate toprograms around the world to help the environment?

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