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Arboretum Workshop: In-Person Animal Tracking

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Have you ever wondered what made those marks in the snow? In this full-day program we will learn how to track animals. We will study the tracks and signs of …

In-Person Winter Tree I.D.

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No leaves? No problem! From bark, to buds, to leaf scars, participants get hands-on experience in reading these winter clues for winter identification of trees. This workshop focuses on native Ontario trees, with some common introduced species included as well. Part of the session will be held outdoors, so be sure to dress for the

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Growing Orchids

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Common orchids are very easy to grow, but many people struggle with them. Robert has been growing orchids for over 30 years and will discuss all aspects of care including

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Wildlife Garden Design

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Learn how to design a diverse garden space that attracts native wildlife species through key design elements, plant choices and maintenance needs. This course will draw from concepts found in The Arboretum’s Gosling Wildlife Gardens, while also offering insight on design features and plant species that have proven to be successful in our local Ontario

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Composting for Gardeners – Composting Piles, Bins and Drums

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The previous workshop provided information about the composting process. This workshop is more hands on and looks at various methods for completing both hot and cold composting. Hot composting is the traditional method using one or more bins. This is a great system that makes faster compost, but it is impractical for smaller gardens. Various

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Composting for Gardeners – Vermicomposting

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Vermicomposting is a way of using earth worms to compost organic material. One benefit of this method is that it can be done in the home using special bins that require a very small space. The course will introduce you to the equipment needed including some inexpensive DIY options. It will help you select the

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Composting for Gardeners – Bokashi Composting

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Bokashi composting is a simple way of treating kitchen waste right in your home. There is almost no odor and it’s simple to do. This workshop will provide you with all of the knowledge you need to be successful with this technique. Bokashi can be done in special commercial vessels with purchased bokashi bran but

Arboretum Workshop: Virtual Propagating Plants from Cuttings

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Cuttings are a great way to propagate all kinds of plants including perennials, trees, shrubs and houseplants. This workshop will look at different ways to propagate cuttings and compare them to using seeds. Most of the time will be spent on techniques that use media other than water. We’ll distinguish between softwood, semi-hardwood and hardwood

Virtual Animal Rehabilitation Day 1 – What to do when you find a baby rabbit

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Been outside and encountered a baby wild animal? Don’t know what to do or if it needs help?? Join us over the lunch hour for a session on how to handle finding a baby wild rabbit. Learn how to detect if they need your help. We will go through their natural history, what a healthy

Virtual Animal Rehabilitation Day 2 – What to do when you find a baby songbird

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Join us over the lunch hour for the second session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby songbird. Learn how to detect if they need your help (is it just a fledgling learning to fly or is it a hatchling or nestling in need?) We will go through their natural history,

Animal Rehabilitation Day 4 – What to do when you find a baby raccoon or skunk

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Join us over the lunch hour for the fourth session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby skunk or raccoon. Learn how to detect if they need your help, and the proper precautions to take when handling these rabies vector species. We will go through their natural history, what a healthy

Animal Rehabilitation Day 5 – What to do when you find a baby opossum

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Join us over the lunch hour for the fifth session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby opossum. Learn how to detect if they need your help (unlike other species, the babies stay with their mum for a while!) We will go through their natural history, what a healthy versus unhealthy

Animal Rehabilitation Day 6 – What to do when you find a baby squirrel or chipmunk

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Join us over the lunch hour for the sixth session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby squirrel or chipmunk. Learn how to detect if they need your help. We will go through their natural history (did you know chipmunks don’t nest in trees??), what a healthy versus unhealthy baby looks

Animal Rehabilitation Day 7 – What to do when you find a baby coyote or fox

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Join us over the lunch hour for the seventh session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby fox or coyote. Learn how to detect if they need your help, and the proper precautions to take when you come across these species. We will go through their natural history, what a healthy

Animal Rehabilitation Day 8 – What to do when you find a baby white-tailed deer

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Join us over the lunch hour for the seventh session in this wildlife education series! How to handle finding a baby white-tailed deer. Learn how to detect if they need your help, and the proper precautions when you come across this special species. We will go through their natural history (note: this animal is especially