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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Wild Ontario Exhibit

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From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to welcome a new family-friendly, educational exhibit “Wild Ontario – A Celebration of Ontario’s Biodiversity,” that will be taking place at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory from Saturday, April 29 to Sunday, June 11.

Visitors will be introduced to various fascinating species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates, all native to this province. Interactive and bilingual displays will explain Ontario’s three different Ecozones: the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Ontario Shield and the Mixed Wood Plains, as well as the unique regions and habitats that can be found within these Ecozones.

A Piece of History Gets Renovated

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From the Niagara Parks blog:

Drive through Dufferin Islands and you’ll notice a hut constructed of stone boulders located at the base of Burning Spring Hill. The former police hut is the last of its kind still standing from 1907 and will be renovated to preserve a significant piece of history within Niagara Parks.

A complete overhaul will commence in Spring 2017 including a new cedar roof with copper cap, repaired block work, new masonry ledgers on existing window openings, and a number of structural repairs to wood and concrete throughout.

Once completed it will serve as a location for light displays, interpretive information on Dufferin Islands and some explanation of the plants and animals of the area.

March Break in Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Blog recently posted about a lot of activities that they will have running over the March Break. These include:

  • Northern Owls at the Butterfly Conservatory
  • March Break Matinees at Old Fort Erie
  • Print your own tribute for Canada 150
  • Save with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Check out the blog posting for more details

City wants local voices on NPC board

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The city wants two vacancies on the Niagara Parks board of commissioners to be filled by local residents and not “provincial bureaucrats” from outside the region. Read More…

No shortage of interest in NPC job fair

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission is on pace to receive approximately 200 applications from Saturday’s job fair, which would go a long way to achieving the agency’s need to recruit 350 students this year. Read More…

Dufferin Islands pedestrian bridge to be repaired

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Access to the centre island pedestrian bridge at Dufferin Islands, from Burning Springs Hill, will be closed for two weeks for repairs.

The maintenance work is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Wood joists and supports will be replaced, as well as portions of the railings and deck boards before levelling the approaches to the pedestrian bridge.

Butterfly Conservatory looks at the lives of owls

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From Niagara This Week:

When staff at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory planned for exhibits for Ontario’s 150th birthday, naturally they looked up to kick things off.

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Ontario’s Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host Northern Owls Exhibit

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From Niagara at Large:

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to present Northern Owls, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that offers a unique look into the intriguing world of owls.
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Spring has sprung early at Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s still a couple of months before those first crocuses poke their flowery heads above ground, but those who are feeling winter-weary can get a little taste of spring now at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse.

The showhouse’s annual spring display is now in full bloom and will stay that way until April 6.

Some of the plants featured in the display include Primula, Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Cineraria, Schizanthus, forced bulbs and shrubs.

Temporary closures for Niagara Parks attractions

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From Niagara This Week:

A pair of Niagara Parks attractions will be closed temporarily over the next few weeks.

The shutdowns at the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara’s Fury attractions are to accommodate for annual maintenance programs. These closures allow Niagara Parks staff to carry out needed maintenance to ensure the continued operation of these popular year-round attractions…

Niagara’s Fury will close on Jan. 16, reopening by Feb. 11. Wonder Pass holders will be able to substitute for admission to NPC’s Floral Showhouse or the IMAX Theatre during this period.

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