Monarch Butterfly Project now underway at Small Arms Inspection Building!

Small Arms Inspection Building Official Opening, June 23, 2018. The building in question, saved from demolition in 2008, served as an inspection facility during the manufacture of small arms at the Small Arms Limited munitions plant during the Second World War. Jaan Pill photo

Small Arms Inspection Building Official Opening, June 23, 2018. The building in question, saved from demolition in 2008, served as an inspection facility during the manufacture of small arms at the Small Arms Limited munitions plant during the Second World War. Jaan Pill photo

Small Arms Inspection Building, July 7, 2018. Camera: Nikon D3300 – Effects filter. Jaan Pill photo

A post at smallarmsbuiling.ca – which is the address of the Small Arms Society website – notes:

Help us bring the monarchs back!

The water tower field was once the stopping ground for monarch butterflies before they continued their path to Mexico. Help encourage the return of the monarchs by planting a portion of the field again.

The image is from Twitter via Sacha Gendron ‏ @CutingedgeSacha on July 7, 2018

Monarch Butterfly Project underway at Small Arms Inspection Building, July 7, 2018. Photo is from Twitter via Sacha Gendron @CutingedgeSacha on July 7, 2018

With combined efforts from the Small Arms Society, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, David Suzuki Foundation, and The City of Mississauga, we have a plan to start the restoration of the field in order to encourage the return of the Monarchs to the site.

We invite you to come involve yourself in the start of re-establishing a section of the Monarch feeding station by helping us plant milkweed and asters.

Come help make a difference!

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The image is from Twitter via Sacha Gendron @CutingedgeSacha on July 7, 2018 - Caption at Twitter reads: Sacha Gendron ‏ @CutingedgeSacha Jim [Judge] & I expressing our pure joy for the success of the Monarch Butterfly 🦋 Project.The love and support from community was indescribable. Planting milkweed for the 🦋 🌎. #toronto #torontoevents #torontolife #nature #sustainability #CommunityEngagement #sustainablefuture #green

The image is from Twitter via Sacha Gendron
@CutingedgeSacha on July 7, 2018 – Caption at Twitter reads: Sacha Gendron
@CutingedgeSacha
Jim [Judge] & I expressing our pure joy for the success of the Monarch Butterfly 🦋 Project.The love and support from community was indescribable. Planting milkweed for the 🦋 🌎. #toronto #torontoevents #torontolife #nature #sustainability #CommunityEngagement #sustainablefuture #green

Commentary

I passed by the Small Arms Inspection Building on the morning of July 7, 2018. I did not have time to stop as I was busy packing things for our move from Long Branch, having sold our house.

However, I did take a photo and I’m pleased to share the following tweet from the morning of July 7, 2018:

Sacha Gendron
@CutingedgeSacha

Today is the day 🦋🌎! The community will plant milkweed in an effort to give the butterflies back their old feeding station in #Mississauga that they lost 15 yrs ago. #toronto #torontoevents #torontolife #nature #sustainability #CommunityEngagement #sustainablefuture #green

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As I drove by, I noted that a TV cameraperson was at the site – which is always great to see!

A previous post is entitled:

Small Arms Inspection Building Re-opens – July 3, 2018 Mississauga News article

The Small Arms Inspection Building has a direct connection to the world history of warfare

Whenever I walk or drive by the Small Arms Inspection Building, I think about military history. My most recent post regarding this topic addresses the legacy of the Vietnam War:

Reporter: A Memoir (2018) and Bring the War Home (2018) address history and legacy of Vietnam War

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