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On the Trails: October 2022

September 28, 2022

The trails burst into fall colour as the leaves turn reds, yellows, and purples. October is also the heart of fall bird migration, and RBG ...

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Invasive Jumping Worms: How to Identify & What to Do

September 27, 2022

By Karin Davidson-Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens Jumping worms are a new group of non-native invasive earthworms that threaten gardens and natural ecosystems. According ...

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What’s in Bloom? October at RBG

September 26, 2022

What Blooms in October? 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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Learning and Reflecting on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge

September 23, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, and Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens Indigenous cultures, making use of oral traditions and the ...

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All About Sunflowers: Native Species & Beloved Cultivars

September 8, 2022

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Few plant species bring a smile to peoples face like sunflowers. The smiles can get ...

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On the Trails: September 2022

September 1, 2022

September is migratory season and our sanctuaries are in the middle of a number of migration routes. Over 250 bird species can be encountered over ...

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What’s in Bloom? September at RBG

August 24, 2022

What Blooms in September? 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 Ups and Downs of Lake Ontario – And the Marsh Drains Away Again

August 22, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. Paddling in Cootes Paradise Marsh will be a challenge throughout this fall as a dry ...

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Welcome Niigaanii: Cootes Paradise’s Newest Blandings Turtle

August 17, 2022

On Friday August 12, RBG's intrepid turtle team released Niigaanii, an endangered Blanding's turtle, marking the inaugural return of the first group of Blanding’s sent ...

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Smart Water Management Means More Time for Lazing Around

August 9, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. Have I mentioned before how lazy I am? Why do I bother gardening at all? I’d rather lie ...

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Connecting to the Environment through Public Art: Urban Moorings Two

August 4, 2022

An Interview with the Curators of Urban Moorings Two On Tuesday August 2, four sculptures floated out onto Cootes Paradise along the Desjardins Trail, part ...

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On the Trails: August 2022

August 4, 2022

The next generation of life fills the sanctuaries, birds are numerous, new fish abound in the wetlands, and butterflies and dragonflies are on the wing. ...

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What’s in Bloom? August at RBG

July 28, 2022

What Blooms in August? 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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Top 5 Long Blooming Perennials to Try This Summer

July 13, 2022

By Andrea Berwick CLD, Landscape Designer, Royal Botanical Gardens I don’t know about you but when I walk into a garden center, I become overwhelmed ...

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The Scent of Roses

July 8, 2022

By Ali Brown, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens As you walk along a trail you don’t notice them right away, hiding just off the main path ...

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Lost & Found; the Creelman Lily Blooms Again

July 8, 2022

The “dean of hybridists”, “Grand Lady of Canadian Horticulture”, Isabella Preston (1881-1964) was a self-taught plant hybridist who began her horticultural journey as a student ...

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On the Trails: July 2022

July 6, 2022

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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Foliage & Living Fossils: Summer Breezeway Display

July 5, 2022

As the heat warms the gardens outside, indoors the Breezeway transitions from bright spring bulbs to a lush landscape of foliage and subtle flowers. This ...

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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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