What kind of community do you live in?

In Exhibits by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory


We all belong to communities, composed of businesses, architecture, people, plants and animals. A community in Toronto will be different than a community in Stratford. Each has features that are unique to those communities and reflect the location, geographical area and history of the land.

Just like an urban community is made up of living things (plants & animals) and non-living things (buildings, businesses, etc.), there are natural communities composed of living plants and animals, and abiotic factors like soil type, geological features and weather. These are referred to as biomes.

A biome is like a large community occupying a distinct type of environment.  Canada is such a huge, diverse country that there are several major biomes that exist across our country: forest biomes, coastal, lakes & rivers, wetlands, grassland, and desert. What kind of biome do you call home?

Whether or not you’ve had the chance to travel across Canada and visit these biomes yourself in person, you can have a glimpse of their unique beauty through the eyes of Dr. Roberta Bondar. Her collection of 23 fine art photographic images is now on display at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory until October 31.

Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space. Dr. Bondar is the only astronaut to use fine art photography to explore and reveal Earth’s natural environment from the surface. Through her stunning photographs, you’ll be introduced to the beauty and diversity of the Canadian landscape.

We are pleased to be hosting Robera Bondar’s Landscapes of Biodiversity exhibit for the spring & summer season! Presented by The Roberta Bondar Foundation.