Get your free native tree

Grow Me Instead

These are the last few days to order a free tree for your property, which are all native to Southern Ontario so they will be strong and hardy, and beneficial to the life living around us. They’ve got plenty to go around, so get yourself a maple, oak, birch, cedar, cherry, serviceberry, or beech tree … Read more

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Crow eating fox grapes

crow

Can crows eat grapes? Yes, crows can eat grapes. In fact, crows are omnivorous birds, which means that they eat a wide variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, insects, and even small animals. Grapes are a good source of nutrition for crows, providing them with a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. However, crows may … Read more

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Ruby-throated hummers at my feeder

Ruby-throated hummingbirds

The smallest bird in North America, the ruby-throated hummingbird is a vibrant green on its back and white underneath. The males have a distinctive red throat, which is where they get their name. These birds are incredibly agile flyers, and they are also able to hover in mid-air as they feed on nectar from flowers. … Read more

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Grow This Instead

Grow Me Instead

The Grow Me Instead (Southern Ontario) guide, 3rd Edition, is now available online! This release marks the most notable update of this popular guide since its initial release in 2010. With nearly 40 new “invasives” and “alternatives” included, this guide remains a fixture for invasive-free gardening across Ontario. Alternative plants for your garden Download it here One … Read more

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