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Which Birds, Which Plants?

Use the filters below to show birds by region and preferred food sources. Click on a bird to see the plants it uses as food sources. http://content.yardmap.org/learn/which-birds-which-plants/

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Native gardening 101

Protect native biodiversity by greening your garden By introducing native plants and some strategic design features to your garden, you can provide patches of natural habitat for many species. A well-designed backyard can offer birds and pollinators like butterflies more living space, feeding opportunities and the safety of cover from predators. By enhancing and restoring…

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2018 Spring Speaker Series The North American Native Plant Society

The North American Native Plant Society is very proud to present our 2018 Spring Speaker Series, with two talks by native plant expert Paul LaPorte.  The talks are fast approaching; Wednesday April 11th and Wednesday April 25th  both 7:30pm at the Toronto Botanical Garden.  Please join us and share the events with your friends and networks. …

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Milkweedwatch, Engaging Citizens in Science

What is MilkweedWatch? The MilkweedWatch program asks members of the public to assist researchers and citizen groups concerned with the health of monarch butterfly populations by identifying the location of milkweed plants, which are crucial for monarch reproduction in Canada. The data you submit will assist in the monitoring of the presence and abundance of…

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North American Native Plant Society events

North American Native Plant Society Upcoming Events Connecting the Diversity Dots: Gardening with Native Plants by Lorraine Johnson In this illustrated slide presentation, garden author Lorraine Johnson explores the beauty and benefits of native plants, and the pleasures of low-maintenance gardens that attract birds, bees and butterflies. Lorraine’s’s recently updated 100 Easy to Grow Native Plants…

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The Butterflyway Project!

Join The Butterflyway Project! If you live in Markham, Montreal, Richmond, Toronto or Victoria, you could train to be a Butterfly Ranger. Live somewhere else? You can still learn how to welcome pollinators at home and in your neighbourhood. Did you know butterflies most need “host” plants for their caterpillars to eat (not just blooming…

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The delicious benefits of edible perennial plants

Perennial vegetables are great because they: Keep coming back! Withstand pests better than annuals Build and improve soil quality Don’t need tilling, leaving mycelial culture (mushrooms and other fungi) and soil structure intact Increase aeration and water absorption Create compost, add to topsoil and bring up nutrients from deep down when dropped leaves die back…

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Wildlife outing Sunday 27th September 2015

Mike McMurtry will be our guide this week. As well as being a good birder Mike is a knowledgebale botanist so should be able to point out some interesting fall flowers. As usual the outing will start from Peterborough Zoo parking lot at 8.00am and last around 3 hours.

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