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With the ban on herbicides in urban Ontario, my lawn has become a flourishing ecosystem of grass, weeds, wildlife and bugs. Even the toads are making a comeback!

This juvenile cottontail is enjoying the white clover that has sprung up.

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Cottontail Rabbits - Photo (c) Howard Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
molajen's ID: Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)
Posted by molajen over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Cottontail Rabbits - Photo (c) Howard Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
field_daze's ID: Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)
Posted by field_daze over 3 years ago (Flag)
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I had forgotten that ban was on! Neat that you're seeing a difference. :) Thanks for adding this to the Animals in Urbania Project.
(And I went to UoG, so it's really cool to see some other observations in the area!)

Posted by field_daze over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yes - cottontails, and almost as exciting, the toads are back, too! I even have a pansy in there that seems to have self seeded from some pots on the patio a year or two ago! So unless the lawn becomes a dandelion monoculture, I'm thrilled with the herbicide ban. (And I'm a Guelph grad, too - lived all over Canada and ended up back here.)

Posted by molajen over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Cottontail Rabbits - Photo (c) Howard Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
swampy's ID: Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)
Posted by swampy 7 months ago (Flag)
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Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) leppyone, some rights reserved (CC BY)
trc_alison's ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Posted by trc_alison 6 months ago (Flag)
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Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) leppyone, some rights reserved (CC BY)
bobmcd's ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Posted by bobmcd 5 months ago (Flag)
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Cottontail Rabbits - Photo (c) Howard Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
molajen's ID: Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)
Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) leppyone, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
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Cottontail Rabbits - Photo (c) Howard Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
field_daze's ID: Cottontail Rabbits (Genus Sylvilagus)
swampy 1 person agrees
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