Seasonal Trails at rare closed until March 15, 2023

Once again, the seasonal trails at rare have been closed to the public for the winter. The River, Woodland, Alvar and Osprey Tower trails on the Grand River side of Blair Road will be shut down effective Tuesday, November 15. The Butterfly Loop trail at Springbank Farm is also closed for the season. These trails…

October is Pawpaw Month! Join the Pawpaw Parade!

Post by Jessica O’Connell Let’s make October Pawpaw month and join Carolinian Canada’s Pawpaw Parade!! rare has been invited to be a host for this parade! If you would like to adopt pawpaws or a Native Plant Garden Kit from Carolinian Canada, apply and pick rare as your pickup location. Submit your story, and you may be selected to receive…

The Endangered Monarch

By Jade Anderson Monarch butterflies are one of the most well-known butterflies in North America. With beautiful orange and black wings that mimic stained glass windows, they are easily the most recognizable of the butterflies. Unfortunately, the monarch populations have continued to decline over the last decade and have recently been listed as endangered by…

Pollinator Profile: Gardeners Alf Bogusky and Ann Pappert

For Alf Bogusky and Ann Pappert, their garden thrives off the tension of balancing different worlds: the built and natural environment, urban and rural settings, and their preferences and interests that they’ve expressed and followed throughout their lives. The energy of planting their garden between these elements has allowed them to create a natural retreat…

Congrats to the Winners of the Trail Party’s Early Bird Draw

We are pleased to announce that Nikki and Stephen Gobbi of Waterloo are the winners of the Trail Party Walk & Run’s Early Bird Draw. The two registered to participate in the 5km walk on Sunday, September 25, and are now the recipients of a gift certificate towards a stay at Living Water Resort and…

Take Part in the Early Bird Draw for the 2022 Trail Party!

Participants who register by August 5 are entered into a draw for a getaway to Living Waters Resort & Spa and the Scenic Caves of Collingwood! Excitement is building for the 2022 Trail Party/Walk&Run for rare presented by MacPherson Builders, happening on Sunday, September 25, starting at Riverbluffs Park at 8 a.m. and finishing at the rare ECO Centre…

Check Out the Butterflies You May Not Know

By Jade Anderson,Ecological Monitoring Assistant at rare It goes without saying that by this time of year there has been a butterfly or two that has crossed your path. We all know our typical butterflies such as the monarchs and the swallowtails, but what about some other less known butterflies! Here are some of the…

For Fathers’ Day, Honour Your Parental Figures by Adopting rare Land

This Sunday is Fathers’ Day, and rare, invites you to honour your father, father figures, and indeed every important parental figure in your life. They are the people who protected us and gave us space to grow up, and we can acknowledge that by committing to protect our natural spaces. Donate to rare between now…