Life Among the Butterflies

25 July 2017
Planting Perennial Pollinator GardensWe were going to use the title “Butterfly Gardens” but that wouldn’t be accurate. Once you plant a garden loaded with golden pollen and delectable nectar, you will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, hoverflies and other animals that all serve as significant...
17 July 2017
The Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)Mottled Duskywing Photo Credit: Jessica LintonSupporting butterfly conservation research, especially in our region, is very important to us here at the Conservatory. One such research project we’re involved with is the conservation of Ontario’s only endangere...
28 June 2017
The Monarchs are Back!The children & grandchildren of the overwintering Monarchs in Mexico have traveled thousands of kilometres back up through the United States and into Canada and are now being seen at their northernmost limit. The northern limit of monarchs is determined by the range of thei...
20 June 2017
It's that time of year again - the Cecropia moths are emerging from their cocoons! Cecropias overwinter as pupae, snuggled in their cocoons until the warmer weather signals to them that it is time to emerge as adult moths. Like most silk moths, Cecropia moths lack mouth parts so they only ...
13 June 2017
What a wonderful time of year - we get to enjoy the fruits of our labours while the gardens are still bug-free!Now Showing:Blankets of Moss Phlox, Rock Cress and Perennial Alyssum paint a lovely canvas this Spring. Other than requiring an occasional replacement plant they are generally maintenance f...


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