Friday, March 13, 2009

TWO PIECES OF GOOD NEWS!


On Small Victory

From the David Suzuki Foundation - Just last week, the sale and use of hundreds of lawn and garden pesticides were banned in Ontario due, in part, to the efforts of the David Suzuki Foundation and our supporters!
So if you’re from Ontario, get out there and roll around on the grass with your kids and pets – you no longer have to worry about touching and breathing in cancer-causing chemicals anymore!
Ontario’s victory was huge, because all nine of the chemicals used in lawn and garden pesticides that we campaigned to have banned were included in the new Cosmetic Pesticide Act passed by the Ontario government.


Report on Spring

From my yard -
Things are moving along here. I awoke to the spring territorial song of a male cardinal. The day continued warm, and some of the small birds that don’t exactly migrate south, but who disappear when the temperature really dips, have returned – songs sparrows and grackles. And this afternoon I saw one little male goldfinch who had a clearly visible dark cap, no doubt getting ready to impress the ladies. The pussywillow bush is starting to show some signs of silky buds – at least where the bunnies haven’t nibbled on it! Oh, and I almost forgot, saw a robin, too.

9 comments:

Lin said...

I remember pussy willows-used to love to have a vase of them at school when spring came...fun...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, isn't it wonderful! Our lilac tree is just full of buds! We've had sunshine for four days -- cold, but sunny! I think that it's going away this weekend, but right now I can't complain. Life is good, Adam got a really nice size bonus which surprised both of us. There are lots of smiles here today! Have a great weekend!

citosol said...

SPRING IS HERE!!!! :)

Kallen305 said...

Such good news to hear about the ban of pesticides! Spring is here too. Everyday I see a little more of it.

bobbie said...

All very promising signs! It gives one hope.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an impressive movement. We have to go back to the old way of doing business, which was less harmful on the land (and waters).

Cloudia said...

What a wonderful spring post!!!!!
Congratulations of dumping da poison, gal pal. Aloha-

hitch writer said...

Seems the warm days are on their way !!

Quiet Paths said...

Gosh, looka' that! Now, I'm going out to drudge through the snow and check out my pussy willow! could it be?