Celebrate Spring in Wasaga Beach - plant sale May 25

The Wasaga Beach Horticultural Society is celebrating spring on Saturday May 25 at Oakview Woods (beside the Wasaga Beach RecPlex). I will be selling plants, along with another native plant grower - eARTh Revival. The event, which features a number of nature and conservation organizations, will run from 9am to 2 pm. 


I will also have material to promote FLAP Canada, the Fatal Light Awareness Program, an organization that campaigns to curtail the danger of building collisions for birds. This is a cause that's close to my heart - migration is a perilous journey at the best of times, but our modern buildings and homes, with vast expanses of glass and window (including the "invisible glass railings" popular with cottagers) have ramped up the potential for danger.

That's because birds don't see glass. They're attracted to it if it's lit from within, or if it's reflecting nearby trees and vegetation, making it look as if inviting habitat is just a wingbeat away. The collision is most often fatal. FLAP promotes the use of decals, tape or nettig on the outside of windows. Gaps between window markings should not exceed 5 cm by 5 cm (2 inches by 2 inches). If gaps are any larger, birds may try to fly through them and still hit the window. More information: BirdSafe
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