A letter from Griffin

Every so often here at rare, we are reminded why we work so hard at what we do. Protecting these 900+ acres in tact and in perpetuity would mean nothing without the next generation to carry on our passion. Providing opportunities for our community, especially our youth, to connect with nature and become inspired by…

If you build it, they will come; a bee (hi)story

We got some happy news last week – the bees are back in town! After a year hiatus we got word that Best for Bees will be delivering two hives at Springbank Gardens  – a traditional Langstroth hive (the box-shaped hives you are probably used to seeing) and a top-bar hive, which encourages a more…

Flights of Fancy – Butterflies in your Neighbourhood

Butterflies are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and beloved of all insects. Their iconic lifecycle from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and their final emergence as a stunning adult is something taught to every elementary student. Surprisingly enough, the bright colours found on the wings of many butterflies are really mostly for show; however…