When will the Daffodils return to Victoria?
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the return of the Victoria Daffy.
The iconic red and white ferns that were once considered a symbol of Victorian beauty will soon be back to normal after being removed from the trees of Victoria’s Capital Region.
The Daffydots were removed from Victoria’s Parks and Wildlife Service, which is responsible for maintaining Victoria’s beautiful parks, from February 2018.
The removal came after an investigation by the Parks and Recreation Department found the Dafydots could be harming the health of Victoria residents and animals.
But after nearly two decades, the Daffeys are back.
“The Daffys have been a part of Victoria since it was first planted,” said Lisa Pomeroy, director of the Parks, Wildlife and Recreation department.
“It’s been a special part of the environment.”
Pomeroyle says it’s been more than 70 years since Victoria planted the daffy flowers, but they’re still considered important to Victoria’s natural heritage.
“They’re not just a decorative feature, they’re also a symbol and we have a responsibility to protect them, and we’re going to do that,” she said.
“So that’s why we’ve taken them out.”
Pest control worker, Michael McLeod, has worked at the Victoria Parks and Rec office since 1999.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said.
McLeod says the removal of the Dffy flowers was a surprise to him.
“That’s one of the biggest surprises, that they were ever taken out of the trees.”
But he says the Duffydots are important to the community.
“You have to remember that the DFFs are the ones that are planted and the ones we’re seeing are the one that we’re doing this with,” he explained.
Posing as a flower-loving botanist, McLeod went to work removing the flowers. “
And they’re not in danger because they are the only ones left.”
Posing as a flower-loving botanist, McLeod went to work removing the flowers.
After some digging, he found the trees were covered with a thick layer of resin, which was meant to prevent the Dufys from being eaten by the caterpillars.
“At first I thought it was a fun thing to do because it’s not the flowers we’re eating,” McLeod said.
But McLeod was soon shocked to discover that the resin was actually a toxic substance.
“As soon as I started removing it, the caterpillar came out, the larvae came out and the adults came out.
And it’s basically a very thick resin,” he continued.
And that’s what you want to avoid.” “
All the caterpills were dead.
And that’s what you want to avoid.”
The caterpillar’s death was reported to the Parks Department, which then began removing the Diffy flowers.
Mcleod said the removal process was a slow process.
“In order to remove them you need a very good mulch on them and a lot more light,” he says.
McLeod also removed the DUFFY flower, which had a sticky resin attached to it. “
Once you cut them, you’re actually only looking at the flowers, not the caterflies.”
McLeod also removed the DUFFY flower, which had a sticky resin attached to it.
“One of the reasons it’s so sticky is because the caterworts are really, really sticky,” he explains.
“If they get eaten, it will spread out and all of the little little flowers will be stuck to it.”
Ponderosa pine, one of Victoria alder’s best ever trees, is also one of several species that were removed.
“There’s a species of pine that’s not really known for their fragility, but the flowers are very strong,” Mcleood explained.
A second of the flowers were removed, while the rest of the flower is left behind.
“Because it’s a beautiful flower, and it has a nice shape, it’s very hard to get them out,” McLeod said.
The process has been taking longer than expected, and has been a challenge for McLeod.
“Before it was all taken out, it was only two weeks before it was put back,” he laughed.
McLEOD said he hopes the Dafeys return will make it easier for the public to enjoy the parks.
“For me personally, I want to see more people, particularly people who are not from Victoria, go and enjoy the park,” he added.
“To me, that’s part of our heritage, that we are a part, and there are places like Victoria that we can look to for inspiration.”