A Revisit of the Rout/e Planted Poetry Sites - CSArt Ottawa Project - Part One

On the August long weekend I had time to check out the poetry sites to see if the Rout/e Footpress collection was still up.  (This is the post about putting up the poems earlier this year.)  The big question for this footpress (as with the others) is how would people interact with the poetry, would they remain in the wild and how would they weather the elements.  With this footpress being the first in a more urban area, we had assumed that they wouldn't last as long as other past series and there were some locations that we chose that we felt had more traffic - which meant that more people might see the poems - but the higher traffic would then also raise the possibility of the poem being taken down, taken away or in some way disappear.

So now that we've shared with you the seven locations where the poems were planted in May - what is your guess in terms of which poems are still out there?

When I'm out in parks and green spaces I end up taking photos of what I see, whether wildlife, plants and other curious stuff, so I've added a short species list of what I noticed that day.  You'll see that currently my focus is heavily on plants but I do hope to learn (and notice) more trees and bird species in the future!  Some areas were pretty quiet and I didn't see much of interest but a few spots I just kept snapping photos of everything - you'll see what I mean as you go through the photos.  I also saw a really cool animal at the first site which was a great start to the day!

(p.s. if I'm identifying anything wrong or I miss it - feel free to let me know in the comments!)

(p.p.s This has now been split up into two posts - PART TWO is here.)


ANDREW HAYDON PARK









Mink Spotted!


VERA WABEGIJIG's POEM WAS GONE

Species Noted: 
Chipmunk, Mallards, Bee, Mink
Cattails, Waterlily, Bird's Foot Trefoil, Curly Dock, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Virginia Creeper, Thistle, Milkweed, Joe Pie Weed, Yellow Coneflower
Pine, Birch, Maple, Beech, Willow

FAIRMONT PARK




IAN MARTIN's POEM WAS GONE

Species Noted:
Maple, Virginia Creeper, Elderberry, Hostas (introduced) Lungwort (introduced)


REID PARK







SHERY ALEXANDER HEINIS' POEM STILL HERE!

Species Noted: 
Basswood, Spruce, Sumac, Asters, Spiderwort (?), Sparrow

CARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESERVOIR




A.M. KOZAK's POEM WAS GONE

Species Noted:
Chickory, Canada Thistle, Asters, Crown Vetch
Sumac, Sumac and more Suman, Spruce, Hackberry



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To be Continued...

Four More Spaces to go - Read about them in Part Two HERE.




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