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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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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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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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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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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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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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On the Trails: February 2023

January 30, 2023

Fluctuating above average winter temperatures have prevented conditions for skating and make all nature trails generally soft, and with shaded wooded area icy. Boots with ...

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Should You Feed the Birds? Using the Potato Principle

March 15, 2022

By Jennifer Dick, Manager of Interpretation, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of my favourite childhood memories was building a bird feeder with my father. We measured and ...

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