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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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What’s in Bloom? February at RBG

January 31, 2024

What Blooms in February? 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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2023 Botanical Year in Review: How Did Our Garden Grow?

January 10, 2024

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens RBG’s cultivated gardens now have a total of 9,500 living accessions and over ...

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On the Trails: January 2024

December 28, 2023

Ice skating, animal tracks in the snow, raptors, and arctic waterbirds are the themes for January. Ice remains thin and patchy to start January with ...

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What’s in Bloom? January at RBG

December 28, 2023

What Blooms in January? 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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Pledge to Donate your Christmas Tree!

December 11, 2023

UPDATE: We have received enough Christmas trees to complete the project! Thank you for your interest in donating your tree to help with RBG’s conservation ...

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Cootes Drive Roadside Wildlife Protection Upgrade

December 5, 2023

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens Along Cootes Drive existing roadside wildlife barriers are being replaced and upgraded in December 2023 ...

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Shoreline Cleanup at Cootes Paradise Marsh

November 30, 2023

By Sara Roberston, Wetland Restoration Intern, Royal Botanical Gardens Early in November, a group of dedicated RBG Volunteers came out for a fun filled morning ...

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On the Trails: December 2023

November 30, 2023

Arctic water birds, frost and ice are the themes for December. Winter is attempting to arrive with Cootes Paradise Marsh frozen/unfrozen in late November. The ...

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Mussel Mania: A Rare Find Uncovered at Cootes Paradise

November 24, 2023

By Sarah Richer, Senior Ecologist, Species at Risk, Royal Botanical Gardens Exposed mud flats of Cootes Paradise aren’t just good for shoreline clean-ups; they are ...

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What’s in Bloom? December at RBG

November 24, 2023

What Blooms in December? 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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Bulb Brilliance: Behind the Scenes of the Breezeway

November 17, 2023

As the leaves fall and winter's chill sets in, a magical transformation is underway behind the scenes at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG). Spring is ...

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Ecological Integrity at Hendrie Valley Nature Sanctuary

November 9, 2023

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens The Cootes to Escarpment Ecological Corridors Pilot Project (Ecocorridors) provides Royal Botanical Gardens the opportunity ...

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