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Fish Migration: Channel Catfish and a Freshwater Mussel

May 23, 2024

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens Removing barriers in migration routes is a global initiative and this weekend, May 25 is ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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American Crabapple and Hamilton’s Draft Biodiversity Action Plan

May 18, 2023

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Hamilton's Draft Biodiversity Action Plan represents an approach intended to engage all of us from choices ...

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A New Forest Invader at RBG

March 14, 2023

By Mallory Peirce, Assistant Ecologist, Royal Botanical Gardens Early in March, while conducting routine trail inspections, RBG staff discovered a new invasive forest pest on the ...

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Low Waters and Ecological Implications

November 10, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens A truly dry summer and fall has led to challenging conditions for fish and wildlife.  ...

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Species at Risk

October 7, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that Royal Botanical Gardens is home to over 50 different species at risk? ...

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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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