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Cootes Paradise Posts

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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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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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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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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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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