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The water's edge in Art Mann Park

The water's edge in Art Mann Park

Grass and willows are neither the natural nor the desired condition at water's edge. This location needs  restoration to a richer riparian vegetation.

Purple Loosestrife (Invasive)

Purple Loosestrife (Invasive)

Purple Loosestrife is a beautiful, but aggressive, invasive species.

Cottonwood propogation from live cuttings

Cottonwood propogation from live cuttings

An inexpensive method of propogating desired vegetation is with cuttings from living trees.

Yellow Flag Iris (Invasive)

Yellow Flag Iris (Invasive)

The Yellow Flag Iris is an invasive species on Vancouver Island. It has a beautiful flower, and whein in bloom in late spring, is very attractive. But don't be seduced - it is a very successful invasive. It reproduces prolifically, spreads virulently, and is extremely difficult to remove. A removal campaign is a multi-year undertaking. The best time to attact the plant is when it is in flower, by removing all the flower heads before they have a chance to seed. This photograph shows part of an iris removal campaign in Somenos Lake, conducted by the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.