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On the Trails: July 2024

July 2, 2024

New life fills the sanctuaries in July. Young birds are emerging from the nests, new fish abound in the wetlands, and butterflies and dragonflies are ...

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What’s in Bloom? July at RBG

June 28, 2024

What Blooms in July? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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The Mediterranean Garden Rejuvenation Project

June 27, 2024

The Mediterranean Garden Rejuvenation Project  Opened in 1986, the Mediterranean Garden features plants native to the five Mediterranean climate zones around the world. The lush, ...

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On the Trails: June 2024

May 31, 2024

Breeding birds, a show of wetland flowers, and nesting turtles highlight June on the trails. The wildflowers of June are highlighted by the Blue Flag ...

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What’s in Bloom? June at RBG

May 30, 2024

What Blooms in June? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Environmental Responsibility and the Art of Mulching

May 28, 2024

Environmental Responsibility and the Art of Mulching By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens As responsible gardeners we need to consider the impact ...

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Fish Migration: Channel Catfish and a Freshwater Mussel

May 23, 2024

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens Removing barriers in migration routes is a global initiative and this weekend, May 25 is ...

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Keeping Nature Clean: The Impact of Litter at Royal Botanical Gardens

May 14, 2024

By Cassandra Doria, Communications Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens As the not-for-profit caretaker of 2,400 acres of land and ecosystems, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) holds a ...

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On the Trails: May 2024

April 30, 2024

Spring is in full swing, and our nature trails are packed with natural wonders to enjoy. Highlights include migratory birds, the sounds of calling amphibians, ...

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What’s in Bloom? May at RBG

April 30, 2024

What Blooms in May? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Spring: A Time for Environmental Awareness and Tree Appreciation

April 22, 2024

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens As spring blooms, let's celebrate environmental awareness by hugging our favorite trees or planting one ...

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What’s in Bloom? April at RBG

March 28, 2024

What Blooms in April? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Spring Fish Migrations: A New Season of Hope

March 27, 2024

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens April is the most intense month of activity at the Cootes Paradise Fishway as it’s ...

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On the Trails: April 2024

March 27, 2024

Spring has at last come and the trails are packed with natural wonders to enjoy. Highlights include migratory birds, spawning fish, and the first of ...

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Superheroes: the RBG Edition

March 11, 2024

By Barb McKean, Director of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens Do you have a favourite superhero in the Marvel Universe? From pre-World War 2 comic book ...

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Voodoo Lily: A Sinister Stench and A Five Star Meal of Death!

March 4, 2024

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Are you interested in botanical curiosities? If so, we have a surprise for you! Three of ...

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March Break Fun at RBG

March 1, 2024

Looking for things to do for March Break in Hamilton / Burlington? Even if the kids aren't already signed up for our March Break Camp, ...

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Botanical Monitoring with RBG: What can the plants tell us about the place?

February 28, 2024

By Kasia Zgurzynski, Botany Assistant , Royal Botanical Gardens Originally published on the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Blog. To learn more about the EcoPark ...

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What’s in Bloom? March at RBG

February 27, 2024

What Blooms in March? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Impacts of Wildlife Feeding Along RBG Trails

February 27, 2024

By Jennifer Dick, Interpretation Specialist; and Barb McKean, Education Director, Royal Botanical Gardens. Wildlife in RBG’s nature sanctuaries have a problem — and the problem ...

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Invasive Plants Within the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

February 27, 2024

By Kasia Zgurzynski, Botany Assistant , Royal Botanical Gardens Originally published on the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Blog. To learn more about the EcoPark ...

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On the Trails: March 2024

February 22, 2024

Spring is in the air, and the calls of chickadees, cardinals, and wrens can be heard throughout the nature sanctuaries, while the Bald Eagles have ...

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Dr. Lulu Odell Gaiser’s Impact on Botany and Beyond at RBG

February 9, 2024

By Dr. David Galbraith, Director of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Notable women have been pioneers in many scientific fields, including Lulu Odell Gaiser (1896-1965). Lulu ...

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On the Trails: February 2024

February 1, 2024

Above-average winter temperatures have brought about unprecedented changes, revealing signs of spring. As February begins, Cootes Paradise Marsh features patchy ice cover, with open water ...

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