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Happy Birthday Thomas Baker McQuesten

June 29, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Hon. Thomas Baker McQuesten as transportation minister, 1940. Whitehern Historic House & Garden, via Wikimedia ...

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What’s in Bloom? July at RBG

June 28, 2022

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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Giant Hogweed? It may be a look alike!

June 24, 2022

The Invasive ornamental plant Giant Hogweed has several look-alike species flowering at similar times creating identification confusion.  These similar native plants grow in wetland areas and are ...

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Turtles on the Move

June 15, 2022

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. With eight species, Ontario has the highest diversity of turtles in all of Canada. Sadly, they ...

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8 Ways to Attract Beneficial Insects to your Garden

June 10, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. I’m a live-and-let-live kind of gardener, though that was sorely tested when an army of caterpillars were stripping ...

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On the Trails: June 2022

June 1, 2022

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 26, 2022

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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New Technology & Grassland Restoration

May 25, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. The team from the Unmanned and Remote Sensing Innovation Centre at Mohawk College had another great day ...

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Hardening Off Isn’t Hard

May 18, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. Imagine a beginner gardener and her first windowsill of tomato seedlings. As they stretched in the mediocre light, ...

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Spongy Moth Management

May 6, 2022

About Spongy Moths Lymantria dispar dispar (formerly known as Gypsy Moth or LDD) is a non-native invasive pest that was introduced in the late 19th century. ...

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On the Trails: May 2022

May 2, 2022

Spring is in full swing and our nature sanctuary trails are packed with natural wonders to enjoy. Highlights include migratory birds, Bald Eagles, and forest ...

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What’s in Bloom? May at RBG

April 28, 2022

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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On the Trails: April 2022

April 4, 2022

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

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Controlled Burn and Prairie Management

April 4, 2022

This spring, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) will be conducting controlled burns at two sites in the Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary to improve rare plant habitat, ...

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Festivals of Lights: Ramadan and Eid-ul-fitr

April 1, 2022

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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In Memoriam – Freek Vrugtman

March 31, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. An institution with an 80-year history has seen many amazing people participate in its development and ...

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Should You Feed the Birds? Using the Potato Principle

March 15, 2022

By Jennifer Dick, Manager of Interpretation, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of my favourite childhood memories was building a bird feeder with my father. We measured and ...

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Bald Eagles Nest and Hamilton’s Biodiversity Action Plan

March 8, 2022

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of our more famous species and among the first to nest annually is our local ...

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On the Trails: March 2022

March 7, 2022

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we recommend you wear a mask when you are near other people. Spring is ...

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On the Trails: February 2022

February 10, 2022

At the start of February, we’re seeing fluctuating winter temperatures that are leaving the trails extremely icy. Proper footwear with traction is highly recommended when ...

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Festivals of Lights: Lunar New Year

February 8, 2022

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Boathouse Renewable Energy Project

January 18, 2022

By Chris McAnally, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. If you’ve spent time in the Arboretum you've likely walked past the boathouse which is located ...

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On the Trails: January 2022

January 13, 2022

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we ask you to please wear a mask when you are near other people. ...

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Frozen Through Time: Cootes Paradise Marsh

January 13, 2022

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. People have long enjoyed visiting Cootes Paradise Marsh in the winter. The frozen marsh has been ...

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