Mosquitoes and Ticks Solution!!!

Save a Spider Day is coming right up! And ick! and eww! all those with arachnaphobia say. But, well, perhaps ticks are a larger ick! right now, and did you know spiders will kill ticks. Yay! So, Save a Spider Day is an awesome idea.!

Look for spider webs this spring when you are out in the early morning light when the dew is still on the grass. In the golden hour, the light captures all the intricate designs and details of the spider web. Make a note if the spider web is vertical, and would hang nicely on the wall as if it were a picture. These nice typical round orb webs are typical of a family of orb-weaver spiders or Araneidae. Or, is the spider web laying horizontal between the blades of grass, as if it was a hovering Persian flying carpet? these types of webs are typical of the long-jawed Orb Weaver of the family Family Tetragnathidae. These two aspects mark two different spider genus which you will see out in the afforestation areas. Pay attention to both the webs, and the spider. Also take a picture of the threads which connect the webs to the blade of grass or the twig. Marvelling at the spider webs, and these amazing engineers and architects is quite amazing.

As Sask Arachnids says “Save a spider, and kill a bunch of mosquitoes!”

Here is a nifty iNaturalist.pdf pamphlet to record all your photos as you take a walk in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or in George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

March 14 is Save A Spider Day. As you learn about spiders, get ready for an amazing walk if you but only keep your eyes open.

In giving spiders their ability to weave webs and to sail through the air, God showed concern ‘for the pleasure and recreation of all sorts of creatures, even the insects.’

Jonathan Edwards

YouTubePlaylist

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Addresses:
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with map
Pinterest richardstbarbeb
Blogger: FriendsAfforestation
Tumblr friendsafforestation.tumblr.com
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Reddit: FriendsAfforestation
Twitter: St Barbe BakerCharityTwitter:FriendsAreas
Mix: friendsareas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps

The soul dwells in the body like a spider in its web.

Greek Philosopher

All things are interrelated and interdependent; nothing exists in isolation. The entire universe is one ecosystem, similar to a spider web— if one part is touched, the entire net shimmers.

Matthew Flickstein

Author: stbarbebaker

This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT yahoo.com to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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