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Amazing Nature

  • The Amazing Nature Series will bring together lovers of nature and advocates of environmental sustainability. Join us as we hear from gardeners, scientists and environmentalists.



  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    September 23 - Southern Ontario Butterflies
    Author and Nature Photojournalist, Jay Cossey, will join us for a presentation full of stunning images of butterflies, moths, and other fascinating insects found in Southern Ontario. Hostplants and butterfly gardens will be discussed. Jay Cossey is the author of Southern Ontario Butterflies and their Natural History.

    October 2 - Tending the Earth: How Our Gardens Can Change the World
    Author and gardening advocate, Lorraine Johnson, discusses the connection between environmental issues and gardening, as well as how gardens affect every aspect of our society and the communities in which we live. Lorraine Johnson is the author of 100 Easy to Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, The New Ontario Naturalized Garden and Tending the Earth: A Gardener’s Manifesto

    November 11 - How to Improve Biodiversity and Local Food Security in SW Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe
    Together with her students, for 30 years York University Biology Professor, Botanist Dr. Dawn Bazely, has studied the forests and grasslands of Ontario’s fertile Carolinian Zone. Come and learn about the importance of your garden for these ecosystems. With Judy Myers, Dawn Bazely is the author of Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants.