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Wetland Courses for 2014

The KC Irving Centre & Fern Hill are pleased to announce their Wetland course offerings for 2014.

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WANT TO LEARN ABOUT NOVA SCOTIA’S WILD FLORA?

BIOL 3293 FLORA OF NOVA SCOTIA is being offered this summer through OPEN ACADIA (June 16th-July 4th, 2014

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Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

 

Monarchs need Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)  is now blooming at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.

This stunning native plant is rare across its range due to the aggressive eradication of its relative, Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca.)

Milkweeds are the only larval host for Monarch butterflies.

Planting Swamp Milkweed in your garden is a great way to attract butterflies while supporting biodiversity.  

Learn about the amazing Monarch migration at Pollination Canada.

Join the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute's Butterfly Club and help monitor Monarchs.