Stewards at Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve, 2021
Stewardship on Public Land

West Woodbine Beach, Dune and Meadow Habitat, Biodiversity and Damage Report, Summer 2022

Report prepared by: Noam Markus and Clyde Robinson

We are pleased to present to the City of Toronto and TRCA a biodiversity report from the West Woodbine Beach Habitat in Toronto.

To date, 596 species of flora and fauna have been documented in INaturalist on the beach habitat.

In the report you will see:

* 25 plant species rated L2 – L3 – L4, species of regional and urban conservation concern by TRCA.

* A list of nesting birds, pollinators and mammals.

Also in the report is evidence of damage to the habitat and examples of long term damage from the use of disc-golf both at Ashbridge’s Bay Park and other parks in Toronto.

Please see the report here: West Woodbine Beach, Dune and Meadow Habitat, Biodiversity and Damage report Summer 2022.

Summary

This report documents the rich biodiversity found within the habitat at West Woodbine Beach in Toronto, Ontario. The observations have been by citizen scientists, confirmed by local experts and through iNaturalist. It is hoped that this report will help the public and Toronto City Hall officials, be more aware of the rich biodiversity within the habitat as there is no current Environmental Assessment and no official plant inventory by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).