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The Cobourg Ecology Garden is turning 20!

Join us for an afternoon of refreshments and music.

Sunday, July 17, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At the Garden, bottom of Hibernia Street

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In 2015, we conducted a survey of the plants growing on the sandy West Beach.  It was done as part of our educational programme, so that people on the boardwalk could learn what is growing around them.

This is a work in progress.  We have identified the main species, but there are some more plants to add this summer, especially the grasses. The current surevy is now available for download in pdf format complete with photos of each of the species. Download here.

Below is a table of contents of the survey

All presentations in the series held at the Rotary Room, Cobourg Public Library. Admission free. Donations appreciated.

Water Conservation and the Backyard Garden
with Pam Lancaster
Source Water Protection Technician
Ganaraska Conservation Authority
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22
Cobourg Public Library

Foraging for Wild Edibles
with Marcy Adzich
Manager, GreenUp Ecology Park and Landscape Programs
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Cobourg public Library


A new booklet is available by Margaret Bain which describes Cobourg Harbour, its Headland, its Ecology Garden, and its West Beach as one of the town’s finest assets – a restful and restorative place to walk in beautiful surroundings, enjoying the constantly-changing lake and the wide sky.

But this well-loved spot also hosts exceptionally rich and diverse wildlife – the hundreds of birds, insects, and plants that live or visit here through the year. This booklet illustrates some of the surprises and delights to be found through each of the four seasons. From the first bright wood-warblers racing north in spring, through the butterflies of summer and the scarlet leaves of fall, to winter’s diving ducks and white-winged gulls from the Arctic, you should find much to search for and savour in these pages.