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Introduction to Birding & Beginner Birding Walk

Register for this combined course option and save!
See descriptions below for each course. Both courses: Public $54; Members $42
[PG14P30] Zak Smith

Introduction to Birding
Friday, May 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
This indoor workshop will teach you how to identify birds by sight and sound and how to use a field guide and binoculars. Ideal for beginners.
[PG14P31] Zak Smith

Beginner Birding Walk
Saturday, May 10, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Public $32; Members $25
What’s that flash of colour in the trees? In this follow-up to Introduction to Birding, put your newfound birding skills to use on an early morning bird walk in Edwards Gardens. Ideal for beginners.
[PG14P32] Zak Smith

Meet the Pollinators
Thursday, May 22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Learn all about honeybees, native bees and the best way to support their pollinating practices in your garden. Complete the afternoon with a visit to TBG’s own honeybees for a close-up look at these fascinating insects in their hive. Protective gear provided.
[PG14P38] Liz Hood

Medieval Midsummer
Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Celebrate the summer solstice through the traditions, fables and folklore of garlic, a “vulgar vegetable” that’s making its renaissance. Sample Four Thieves’ Vinegar, a Middle Ages recipe with garlic and herbs, and assess the potency of the garlic love potion recommended by ancient Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder.
[PG14S15] Liz Primeau

Wildflower Farm & Florals Tour
Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public $80; Members $65
Tour acres of wildflower gardens and meadows at Wildflower Farm in Coldwater, Ontario. Practice harvesting and floral decoration with fresh-cut summer-blooming prairie wildflowers and native grasses. Bring your own small vase, plus lunch and we’ll provide the rest! Driving directions and details will be provided. (This event does not apply towards the Floral Design Certificate program.)
[PG14S25] Miriam Goldberger

Birds and Beans
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Public $25; Members $20
Morning coffee is for the birds! Discover the impact your coffee choice has on different species of songbirds that appear in our backyards every summer. Learn from David Pritchard, co-owner and roaster at Birds and Beans Inc., how scientists, farmers and coffee roasters are working together to preserve the winter habitats of the intercontinental birds we share.
[PG14S28] David Pritchard

Native Plants: Beautiful, Important, Threatened
Thursday, July 3, 7 to 8 p.m.
Public $15; TBG and NANPS Members $10
Learn how you can help to save our native plants in this lecture by Dr. John Oyston. The owner of Oak Hills Farm has re-created a 3 acre tallgrass prairie and planted an arboretum of 120 different native Ontario trees and shrubs. The property won a Garden Award from the North American Native Plant Society and John was declared a “Hero of the Moraine” by STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine).
[PG14S46] North American Native Plant Society

LEAF Tree Tenders Training
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $50; or $70 with Citizen Arborist manual (recommended).
Learn more about tree planting, care and maintenance. Each class provides basic arboriculture training, both in- and outdoors. Includes interactive activities and a group tree planting. Presented by LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) in co-operation with the TBG.
For more information and to register: www.yourleaf.org | 416-413-9244

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