Saturday, March 25, 2017

European Common Reed

Andy | Saturday, March 25, 2017 | Best Blogger Tips
It is a beautiful plant to photograph but it is invasive and is causing damage to Ontario’s biodiversity, wetlands and beaches. Invasive Phragmites is a perennial grass that has been damaging ecosystems in Ontario for decades. It is not clear how it was transported to North America from its native home in Eurasia. It releases toxins from its roots into the soil to hinder the growth of and kill surrounding plants. While it prefers areas of standing water, its roots can grow to extreme lengths, allowing it to survive in relatively dry areas.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Andy | Friday, March 24, 2017 | Best Blogger Tips
This is proof that "Pay Phones" are alive and well in Canada.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Electronic Cigarette

Andy | Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Best Blogger Tips
He is not smoking any tobacco products, but rather he is vaping. Public-health officials and anti-smoking groups have lobbied against electronic cigarettes, arguing they risk fueling a disastrous come back in tobacco use. The latest statistics show a sharp drop in the percentage of Canadians who smoke, and some experts argue the most plausible explanation lies in the popularity of e-cigarette “vaping”... despite constant official discouragement of it.

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