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Environmental Responsibility and the Art of Mulching

May 28, 2024

Environmental Responsibility and the Art of Mulching By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens As responsible gardeners we need to consider the impact ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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