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Fighting Phragmites

The Ongoing Battle of Fighting Phrag The Hamilton Conservation Authority is facilitating habitat improvement on its own property in the area of Cootes Drive and Lower Spencer Creek by tackling one of the most aggressive invasive species in Ontario. Phragmites (‘Phrag’), or European Common Reed, is that tall wavy plant seen in wetlands and ditches…
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Butterfly & Pollinator Garden at the Dundas Valley Trail Centre

[caption id="attachment_8908" align="alignright" width="300"] After planting[/caption] Dundas Valley Pollinator Garden The Dundas Valley Trail Centre now has a new pollinator garden located just outside the education portable. The area was prepped in 2015 and planted this year. The garden not only makes the area more attractive visually, but will help all of our local pollinators.…
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Fall Cankerworm

Do you have caterpillars in your trees? Are the leaves eaten off of those trees and other shrubs? The Hamilton Conservation Authority along with the City of Hamilton recently meet with the Ministry of Natural Resources Forest (MNRF) Health Unit too look at caterpillar outbreak areas in Dundas and Ancaster. Samples of the caterpillars found…
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Changes at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area

The Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area is experiencing record numbers of visitors, and has come to the point the conservation area is simply over its capacity on weekends through the summer and into the fall colours season. HCA is implementing many steps to deal with the overcapacity issues at this conservation area. HCA is taking…
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