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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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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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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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