Posts Tagged ‘Butterflies’

9TH ANNUAL MONARCH TAGGING AND RELEASE ON AUGUST 25, 2018

Date & Time Start Date:Saturday, 25 August 2018 End Date:Saturday, 25 August 2018 Time:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location & Venue Dorothy’s House Museum 3632 Ganaraska Rd., Port Hope ON, Information for GPS:Latitude: 44.0564613Longitude: -78.4068756 Additional Detail:All Ages | Free Contact info Phone:905-885-2981 Details This year’s monarch tagging and release is dedicated to long-time Port…

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Bringing back the butterflies

  Pearl crescent, butterfly count, Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by NCC) Butterflies are one of those species that’s hard not to like. Their beautiful colours, delicate flight patterns and non-aggressive nature (at least toward humans) makes them popular with nature lovers and even those who prefer to spend most of their time indoors. Ask…

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Bye-bye, bug splatter: Is this the new silent spring?

Bye-bye, bug splatter: Is this the new silent spring?   (Photo credit: Peter Miller via Flickr)   Masses of monarch butterflies fluttering across Toronto’s waterfront. Painted ladies (often mistaken for monarchs) descending on Montreal. Combined with the hottest September ever recorded in the Great Lakes region, it’s been a strange time in Eastern Canada. We…

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Butterflyways blooming throughout the land

Pollinator pathway. Bumblebee highway. River of Flowers. Bee Line. These have all described habitat corridors created to help pollinators like bees and butterflies. We can add Butterflyways to the list. Residents of Toronto and Richmond, B.C., recently celebrated official designation of neighbourhood Butterflyways. The David Suzuki Foundation began its Butterflyway Project earlier this year, recruiting…

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How to garden for butterflies year-round

Want to help butterflies? Think beyond providing flowers for nectar in the height of summer. Many butterfly species we see in Canada don’t migrate. You can provide habitat and food for their entire lifecycle — eggs, larvae, pupae AND adults — throughout the year. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-of-green/2017/02/how-to-garden-for-butterflies-year-round/?utm_campaign=queenOfGreen-digestFebruary-en-08mar2017&utm_source=mkto-none-qogSubscribers-link-body&utm_medium=email&utm_content=testB-butterflies&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpRNVkyTTVNakptTnpnMSIsInQiOiJkNlVnMk1FUjRpd1RtbEVCOHM5ZSt4R2IrR09IQWhNSWw3V0w2SGM1Qk9cL0w1YlVPbXc5MnlENFVrallYUDhCVVZFc1A3SDNjaW5sMEhuWjRwTXN0aFdHQ3VaZ3NQTkxmYWk0SHQ2bWtGS1pJSWlrOHp1b1RCUTlJMlVnYzBaMkgifQ%3D%3D

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Pollinator Mobiles by the Junior Naturalists

Check out the Junior Naturalists’ pollinator mobiles!  The collection is now on display in the front window at Black Honey on Hunter Street West!  The pollinators will be in flight until at least May 23, so be sure to check them out. Thirty-eight kids created colourful bees, butterflies and beetles at this PFN outreach event and learned about ways…

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Shorebirds and Monarchs Saturday 29 August 2015

This outing will be to Presqu’ile Provincial Park to view the gathering of migrating shorebirds as they make their migration from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas, primarily in the southern hemisphere. In the fall the birds linger longer than in the spring. We will be visiting the viewing locations in the Owens…

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Junior Naturalists — Butterfly Waystation with ORCA

UPDATE NOTICE: Change of event location from the Orchid article Now meeting at the Frizbee Golf Course Parking Lot on Water Street at University Heights Blvd (north of Riverdale Park and Zoo… see map below!) Meeting Time remains: 1:30PM [hr] Planting a Butterfly Waystation, with ORCA Sunday, June 1st, 2014 1:30 to 3:00 pm Meet at…

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