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Ever wanted to know about the birds in our park?  Or whether and to what extent bees like our park?  This sounds like a great event -- have a look.

Sunday July 21st
12pm-2:30pm

Free for all to attend, all welcome.

The event will be held northwest of the "bowl/slope" near Dundas St and Crawford St, It will be close enough to Dundas Street that it should be easy to find.

The event is part of the Homegrown National Park Project by the David Suzuki Foundation.  Presentations by Ranger Kristi McLellan on local birds, including identifying by sight and by song, and by Ranger Gillian on urban beekeeping and the role bees play in food production.  She will be bringing a demo hive. (Wow.)

Bring your own litterless picnic lunch, or purchase in advance a pre-packed lunch bag from Fresh City Farms, to be picked up at the event!! Each bag feeds two people, costs $17.

Check the picnic Face Book page for further information.

No official rain date, though this might change.

Ranger Kristi McLellan

This week Trinity Bellwood's Sakura cherry trees are in bloom!  Both the group planted in the spring of 2010 in the south end and the new four-tree grove planted last fall in the north end of the park are in full blush of bloom.

TBP Cherry blossom Akebono pink BTBP Cherry blossom Yoshino white B

According to the Japanese Consulate, who donated the trees to the park, the ones with the pinkish hue (left photo) are Prunus x yedoenis "Akebono" and the ones with the whitish hue are Prunus x yedoenis "Yoshino".  It looks like most of the pinkish ones -- with much thicker twigloads of blossoms -- are to the north of the path, and the whiter ones to the south of the path.  There are always a few very small cherry fruits in these trees although they are ornamentals.

TBP Cherry blossoms S end B

TBP Cherry blossoms N end

Although just transplanted last fall, the four new Sakura cherry trees in the north end are also blossoming.  They are sited just north of where the park's lone, ailing Shagbark Hickory was located before being removed last summer -- you can see the circle of dirt behind them where the Shagbark and its circular stone wall was.

I Heart Arctic Flash Mob
Human Banner

Date: Saturday, April 20th  12:00 noon
Trinity Bellwoods Park - behind the tennis courts 

Rain or Shine

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This Earth Day weekend, there will be an exciting and unique event taking place in Trinity Bellwoods Park.  Join Greenpeace in a global event to help save the Arctic. In over 20 countries around the world, thousands will come together, forming a massive heart to show the world they want to see the Arctic protected. 

Come out and be part of the largest I Heart Arctic event in Canada (happening right here in our very own community). Just wear the colour red and meet in the park at noon.

See you there!

Please Join and Share the Facebook Event
Please fill out this form to RSVP
For more information visit Greenpeace
To Watch the I Heart Arctic Video

Park neighbor  Victoria Taylor has created an art piece about spring in our park which will be on exhibit in the window gallery of Dufflet's Pastry which is called *Queen Specific.

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It's called EMERGENT STRUCTURES : 24/7 Video Installation
by Linda Dervishaj & Victoria Taylor

April 4 to May 16

Weaving together hundreds of images shot during six weeks of spring 2012 in Trinity Bellwoods Park Toronto, the work celebrates changes in form, colour and context during this transcendent phase in the life cycle of trees.

New north stairs in bowl Oct 2012

New stairs on north side of the bowl are finished.  Five times up and down these?  Better than a stairmaster.  They're still working on the south set but should be finished soon.

TBP Gate refurbishment complete

Refurbished (straightened, and newly underpinned) and freshly painted gates. 

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