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Outdoor art celebrates Montreal’s biodiversity

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada is celebrating biodiversity with a five-part outdoor art installation by Edina Tokodi, founder of the Mosstika creative studio, which runs until Oct. 31 at Montreal’s Rutherford Park.

The installation uses engraved plywood panels and vegetable mosses to create images of various native species of fauna and flora, including the red fox, map turtle, common milkweed and wild strawberry. The park is part of the Promenade Fleuve-Montagne at the entrance to Mount Royal.

“We’re participating in the promenade to encourage people to connect with nature in the urban environment,” explains Sophie Paradis, WWF Canada’s director for Quebec. “Combining art and ecology is a creative, positive way to educate them about the importance of biodiversity.”

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