Archive For June 26, 2019

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Don’t spend the rest of summer indoors.  Work with a small but growing business in Muskoka outdoors!  Enjoy the beauty of Muskoka while learning new skills and gaining unique experiences.

We are looking for a positive team member that enjoys working outdoors and perhaps getting a little dirty.  We are a small family owned business and pride ourselves on creating a fun and inclusive work environment.

The position is full time for 8 weeks starting as soon as possible.

Nursery Assistant

Wage: $14 – $16 hour

● Experience with landscaping and/or gardening
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs
● Have a positive attitude
● Enthusiasm for practicing ecological landscaping methods and a willingness to learn
● High School Diploma

● Receive daily instructions from supervisors
● Plant and seed native perennials and shrubs
● Weed and prepare garden beds
● Assisting clients in selecting and purchasing native perennials and shrubs
● Processing cash and credit card payments for plant purchases
● Assist in the maintenance of facilities including cleaning greenhouses
● Maintain a safe and organized job site
● Work in accordance with all health and safety laws and regulations

Preference will be given to those with a driver’s license and their own means of transportation.

Due to funding supplied by the Canada Summer Grants program.  Applicants must be:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Please send your resume to

Hidden Habitat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.”

Severn Bridge School Befriends Butterflies

Severn Bridge School Befriends Butterflies


K.P. Manson Public School, in conjunction with Laura Thomas of Hidden Habitat, are planting a butterfly friendly garden on their school grounds on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 12pm.

Much like the David Suzuki Butterflyway Project, that encourages volunteers to grow highways of habitat for bees and butterflies across Canada, Hidden Habitat focuses on protecting and promoting the biodiversity of outdoor spaces, incorporating native plants into local gardens.

The school’s garden will include a variety of native perennials and shrubs that support a diversity of pollinators.  Butterfly host plants like Field Pussytoes and Pearly Everlasting, which attract Painted Lady Butterflies (some of which our Kindergarten students started from the larvae stage and live released a few weeks ago), as well as Milkweeds for Monarch Butterflies and a variety of other species that support everything from bumblebees to mason bees. 

“The pollinator pathway garden is an exciting project that not only creates habitat for indigenous wildlife, it creates an exciting outdoor classroom where students can see for themselves the interactions and relationships between our indigenous flora and fauna.   We are thrilled to be donating our resources towards this project and can’t wait to get planting for pollinators.” says Laura Thomas, of Hidden Habitat

Students will be involved in all aspects of preparing, planting and nurturing their school butterfly garden.        We invite our local news partners to join us on our butterfly garden planting date and to meet with students, staff and parents of our School Council (one of whom is Laura Thomas, our resident plant expert), and provide some well-deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the school Secretary, Sue Dean, at the number above or Laura Thomas at Hidden Habitat at (705) 828-6313 or

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