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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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Tackling Invasive Species at Royal Botanical Gardens

November 2, 2023

By Joanne Hamilton, Eco-corridors Wildlife Technician, Royal Botanical Gardens A walk in the forest at Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) showcases more than just ‘nature’. If ...

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On the Trails: November 2023

November 1, 2023

To start the month most forest areas are nearing the end of fall colour and migratory birds continue to be numerous. The Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) ...

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What’s in Bloom? November at RBG

October 30, 2023

What Blooms in November? 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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Local EcoCorridors and Turtle Populations in the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

October 12, 2023

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens Header photo courtesy of Jeff Leader. While a long list of wildlife species inhabit the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, those who ...

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Paradise for Pollinators at Princess Point

October 4, 2023

By Mallory Peirce, Terrestrial Ecologist; Ashley Cramer, Terrestrial Ecologist Intern; and Lindsay Barr, Senior Terrestrial Ecologist, Royal Botanical Gardens In June 2022, a special project ...

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On the Trails: October 2023

September 27, 2023

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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What’s in Bloom? October at RBG

September 26, 2023

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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Preserving Biodiversity: Habitat Restoration and Conservation

August 31, 2023

Habitat Restoration and Conservation  We all know that it is all about the location when finding a new home. That’s why RBG was thrilled to ...

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On the Trails: September 2023

August 30, 2023

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 30, 2023

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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Green Grass Desert

August 25, 2023

By Joanne Hamilton, Eco-corridors Wildlife Technician, Royal Botanical Gardens Non-native turf grasses are ubiquitous in urban landscapes, almost everywhere you look you’ll see lawns, medians, ...

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Second Wave of Endangered Blanding’s Turtles to be Released

August 17, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second Wave of Endangered Blanding's Turtles to be Released at Royal Botanical Gardens In August 2023, RBG’s Species-at-Risk (SAR) team released to ...

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On the Trails: August 2023

July 31, 2023

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 31, 2023

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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Monitoring an Invasive Species: Spotted Lanternfly

July 19, 2023

By Abbie McHardy, Student Entomologist, Royal Botanical Gardens Be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), or ‘SLF’! This insect is native to ...

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Host Plants for Butterflies and Moths

July 12, 2023

By Karin Davidson-Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens We see bees, butterflies and moths going from flower to flower feeding on nectar and transferring pollen, ...

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Cootes Paradise Marsh: Big Steps Towards Recovery

June 29, 2023

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens This spring aquatic plants have undergone large scale regeneration and are widespread across the marsh. ...

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On the Trails: July 2023

June 28, 2023

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, 2023

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 Life of a Canadian Iris

June 12, 2023

The Life of a Canadian Iris: The Story of Forensic Curation, Detection and Discovery. By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens One of ...

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Blooming with Pride

June 7, 2023

By Christie Brodie, Erin Aults, Kathleen Hutcheson, Royal Botanical Gardens. June is an exciting time of year at RBG as some of our largest collections ...

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