Last updated on March 19th, 2017 at 10:38 am
Before I move to my glamourous photo shoot, I wanted to talk about nature. For those of you who do not like to listen to the dire warnings put out by the government at times just a little warning……they may be right… ( and I am not just quoting lyrics to an awesome song, I am serious.
In Ottawa the Canada Food Inspection Agency posted a warning about the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, what a horrid nasty little bug.
Emerald Ash Borer is a non-native, highly destructive wood-boring beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees. All species of ash are susceptible to attack, except mountain ash, which is not a true ash species. Since it was first identified in Michigan in 2002, EAB has killed millions of ash trees in Ontario and many parts of the United States. It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas. It was confirmed in Ottawa in 2008 and its impacts can be clearly seen spreading from the St. Laurent area. Since the insect spends most of its lifecycle under the bark of trees, it can be easily moved with firewood or other tree materials such as nursery stock, logs, brush and larger wood chips. This insect is able to fly, but since its spread has been primarily along major highways and transport routes, it is clear that humans are the main vector of dispersal.
Well to illustrate the devasting effects on my walk last night in the beautiful park that backs onto my yard I saw this: All of the trees are marked with big red x’es because they are dead or dying.
This is behind my house, we are goiing to lose all our trees and that makes me very sad, I loved sitting in my backyard ad looking up, made one feel like we lived in the forest but with all of the city conveniences…
Tried a few shots with sunglasses but they looked really bad, maybe next time, and although I loved this little bag, I did not like it for today at all…..