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Choose Your Own Adventure: Exploring Ontario Nature’s Nature Reserves

Sydenham River Nature Reserve; Credit: Smera Sukumar

Ontario Nature’s 25 nature reserves have a lot to offer explorers in southern and eastern Ontario. I’ve crafted the following dichotomous key (a field guide tool that helps identify unknown organisms) to help you decide which of our nature reserves to visit this summer.

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More than pollinators and dragonflies at Nature Reserves

great spangled fritillary butterfly, Lost Bay Nature Reserve, credit: Noah Cole

great spangled fritillary butterfly, Lost Bay Nature Reserve, credit: Noah Cole

Ontario Nature’s 24 nature reserves are teeming with life. Along with the many common species, about one-fifth of Ontario’s more than 200 species at risk are found on the reserves. This past spring and summer, I visited a few of the reserves and saw songbirds, butterflies, wildflowers, dragonflies, and many other plants and animals. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Grow me instead!

Wild geranium thrives in dappled shade. Credit: Sandy Smith

Wild geranium thrives in dappled shade. Credit: Sandy Smith

Whether you are new to gardening or a horticultural expert, after this long winter, you’re probably eager to start planning your garden. However, before choosing plants, you may want to consider the issue of invasive plants.

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