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.
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!
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:
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
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:
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:
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