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The Hort Report – July Edition

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Photo Credit: Mike White Planting Perennial Pollinator Gardens We 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 cogs in the ecosystem wheel. These insects and birds are attracted …

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Searching for Ontario’s only Endangered Butterfly

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

The Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis) Mottled Duskywing Photo Credit: Jessica Linton Supporting 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 endangered butterfly, the Mottled Duskywing.   On Saturday June 3, our Naturalist along with a group of researchers and …