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Beautifying the Danforth

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At the beginning of June, LEAF staff and volunteers gathered together to plant over 175 native perennials and grasses in street tree planters along the Danforth, where our Adopt-a-Street-Tree pilot project is already underway. All participants had a wonderful time, and the Danforth is looking better than ever.
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A Planting Party in the Gardens

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The sun was high in the sky and the air was muggy, but that didn’t stop the volunteers from giving their gardens some tender loving care!
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The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count 101

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On the morning of Saturday, June 4th, birds were singing, flowers were blooming, and our native bumble bees were busy foraging. It was also a perfect time to find LEAF’s Garden Stewards holding a bumble bee count in our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens.
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5 Things I’ve Learned about Wild Bees

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Like many people, I had a general understanding of the role of bees as pollinators and threats they are facing today. However, Dr. Sheila Colla’s Let It Bee presentation deepened my understanding of wild (native) bees versus honey bees which are cultivated and have been imported from Europe. I walked away learning concrete steps I can take to support native bees in my community!
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Students Motivate Family and Friends to Plant

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LEAF is working in York Region to educate students about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and what they can do to help replace trees that will be lost.
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