A park teeming with life

It’s almost mid-October and the park is still teeming with life. Colourful flowers or leaves, bees flying around and grasshopper or crickets jumping everywhere! As always, it is a great joy to take a stroll in this natural expense, breathing fresh air and forgetting our urban life for a moment.

Doversity?Unfortunately, the park’s planners say they want to create diversity, but keep planting nice bushes in neat row! They just spread new soil over what was a nice field of crimson clover and planted (left) more of those reddish bushes giving the park a less “natural” look and more of a landscape garden (either English or French). Also, according to some stakes put into the ground, they are planning to plant some sort of reed grass (phragmites) in the soggy area on the left of that field.

I am much more partisan of a nice mix of grass, weeds and flowers (at this time we mainly finds asters  rudbeckia, sunflowers and goldenrods). Now, that’s diversity!

They also started working in the area near the Cirque du Soleil (removing fences and spreading new soil) which is supposed to open to the public next spring (along with the area near the Champdoré Park). In the meantimes, we can only walk around the Boisé-Est area and enjoy the automnal view provided by this managed wildlife, with its various flowers and insects…

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