Journey of a Seed

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022

Follow these steps to test the germination rate of your seeds to decide how many seeds to plant.

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On the Trail of Disjunct Alpine Plants from Alberta to Ontario

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022


It’s Day 4 on the trail. It’s humid, hot, and did I mention humid? Our packs are impossibly heavy with food, camping gear, and sampling equipment. I wish there was someone else to blame for deciding to mix backpacking with field sampling, but unfortunately it was my idea. I have already cut myself on a rock and slipped into the frigid waters of Lake Superior as we struggle down the coastal hiking trail of Pukaskwa National Park. But all this suffering has rewarded us with just what we were looking for: plants! 

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Fungi Forays

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021


There is a whole world right at your feet. A world beyond the patchy grass, concrete, and rubbish you might expect: the world of fungi.

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Red Deer River Naturalists Present Fungi in the Environment with Dr. Heather Addy

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 September 2021

Recording now available for viewing

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Why do roses have ‘thorns’?

By Nature Kids / 9 November 2020

Why does a rose hurt when you pick it?

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Growing a Garden

By Susan / 29 May 2020

Watch your garden grow… underground!

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