The Toronto Star recently published this article about the growing threat of the invasive species "phragmites" on wetland areas. Sam Smith Park visitors will have noticed that this plant is now present in our own wetlands, displacing native bulrushes.
Thisposes, for example,
problems for nesting Red Winged Blackbirds who find the long, slender reeds too weak to support nest building.
Click on article title below to read more and to see the Conservation Authority's response to the issue.