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Roots and stabilization methods in Segment 9 of the Don River at Glendon York University

This the map of the segments at Don River. Our segment starts where it says Beginning of stretch 9. Images taken of Don River Segment 9 at Glendon York University. The image at the top left with the pine tree … Continue reading

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Birds – the reason why all rare plant species don’t go straight to extinction

Have you ever wondered why rare plant species still exist instead of going straight to extinction? It is actually because fruit eating birds maintain the rare plant species. These birds help structure the diversity of forests and increase plant diversity … Continue reading

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Parachute flower – The con artist of plants

Many organisms can use underhanded methods to get what they want. I thought that these organisms would just be from the animal kingdom. It turns out the parachute flower (Ceropegia sandersonii) found in South Africa can be deceptive as well. … Continue reading

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Save the seagrass!

Just like the forests on land are important to the organisms on land, seagrass is important for the water. It keeps the coasts clean, healthy and supports other organisms. Unfortunately the seagrass has not been given the spotlight attention that … Continue reading

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First Nations: a group of awesome composters

Throughout my life I have always heard and seen humans trashing our ecosystem. This may range from people leaving trash on the sidewalk to the poaching of plants and animals. In the back of my mind I always wondered if … Continue reading

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