Arboretum Books, Journals, Biodiversity Sheets and Wildlife Crossing Signs
We have the following available for purchase: Identification Booklets, Biodiversity Identification Sheets, Journals, Wildlife Crossing Signs
Summer Garden Birds, Wildflowers, Mammals, Feeder Birds and Dragonflies: Arboretum Booklets - only $8.00 each (includes hst)
Ever wonder who is visiting your feeder or what that dragonfly might be called? How about identifying that pretty flower in the woods or who left those tracks?
To increase awareness of local wildlife, The Arboretum has put together five booklets to help you and your family connect with nature. Spring Woodland Wildflowers of The Arboretum features the showy forest flowers of May. Mammals of the Arboretum not only shows what furry animals might be in your neighbourhood, but what tracks they leave. Feeder Birds of the Arboretum covers winter birds that you might find in your backyard. Summer Garden Birds will help you identify your warm season birds. Dragonflies of The Arboretum shows the diversity of these mosquito eaters. Learn how to identify dragonflies with fun names such as meadowhawk, snaketail, amberwing, dasher and emerald. Below are a few sample pages for you to see. To purchase your copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . In the future, watch for more booklets in the series.
These booklets are supported by the Girling Environmental Education Endowment and the Gosling Foundation
Summer Garden Birds - 36 pages - 109 colour photographs - 61 bird species
Spring Woodland Wildflowers - 28 pages - 88 colour photographs - 42 wildflowers
Mammals of The Arboretum - 32 pages - 77 colour photographs - 27 mammals - track identification
Feeder Birds of The Arboretum - 24 pages - 95 colour photographs - 53 bird species - food preferences
Dragonflies of The Arboretum - 36 pages - 128 colour photos - 36 dragonfly species - comparison pages
The Arboretum - A Natural Journal
The front cover of the Nature Journal
A Natural Journal: the perfect gift
For yourself ... Or for a friend
A fundraising project of The Arboretum Auxiliary, this undated volume contains a centre grouping of 24 colour photographs, over 100 writing pages, and informative nature notes throughout.
Its 6 x 9 size makes it the perfect companion while travelling or hiking.
Over 3,000 copies have already been sold!
Only $10 including tax!
Available at The Arboretum Centre
or contact us at
Biodiversity Identification Sheets:
A fun way to learn what is out there!
Sometimes it is easier to identify animals and plants if you can see a lot of images at once instead of looking through a book. These double-sided, 11 X 17 inch, laminated sheets allow the viewer to scan through 53 colourful images in a flash. We have field tested most of these on all ages, from preschool to retirees, with great results - everyone loves them! Some are organised to cover specific habitats and some concentrate on specific groups of organisms. The sheets also make great placemats; one of our volunteers has a 2.5-year-old grandson who can identify all of the insects on the goldenrod sheet and he learned them all while eating at grandpa and grandma's house!
There are 21 different sheets and they are $5 each or a set of 12 different ones (the first 12 sheets below - they are marked with an * ) for $50. These prices already include the tax. Pick them up at The Arboretum Centre or contact us at email@example.com.
Here are each side of the sheets. A big thank you to the photographers that donated shots for this project!
Backyard Birds (a summer side and a winter side - great for seeing what is coming to the bird feeder!) *
Sky and Space (look up...way up!)*
Goldenrod Life (great resource for exploring a field of goldenrod in the fall) *
Mammals (mammals on one side, tracks on the other) *
Pond Life (vernal pools on one side, permanent ponds on the other) *
Spring Woodland Wildflowers (colourful on one side, white on the other) *
Reptiles and Amphibians (one side) and dragonflies (other side) *
Butterflies (one side) and Moths (other side) *
Tree Leaves (see the variety of shapes and edges) *
Animal Signs and Winter Seedheads (be an animal sleuth and a winter botanist!)*
Indoor Wildlife (what can you find in your own home?) *
Fungi and Lichens (check out the beauty in these small organisms!) *
Warblers and Sparrows (everyone's favourites on one side and those LBJ's - little brown jobs - on the other!)
Hawks and Owls (for your raptorial pleasure)
Ducks and Wetland Birds (bird guide when it gets wet)
Spring Migrants (it's their thing to return in the spring)
Caterpillars (a fuzzy/spiky/hairy side and a smooth side)
Summer Field Wildflowers (what is attracting all those pollinators?)
Spiders (Miss Muffet's favourite)
Beetles (the most biodiverse group of species in the world!)
Native Tree Fruits and Seeds (how our woody plants disperse themselves)
Wildlife Crossing Signs! (we are currently sold out of these so they are not available)
One of the biggest challenges for Arboretum Wildlife is crossing our busy roads. Hopefully our wildlife crossing signs will help remind people to obey the speed limit and watch for wildlife.
We sell replicas of these signs in many different designs. The 12 inch by 12 inch signs would look great in your yard, at your cottage or on your favourite student's bedroom wall. Each sign is only $10 (including tax). Designs are displayed below. Note: We are currently out of these signs - sorry for any inconvenience!
Available at The Arboretum Centre
or by e-mailing