ROM Biodiversity

ROM Biodiversity

Biodiversity means life.  It includes every living thing, from mosquitoes to rhinoceros to giant redwoods. Biodiversity also refers to the complex interactions among living things: it is the interconnected web of living systems, ranging from microscopic life on a single leaf of a tree to the ecosystem of a rain forest to the ecology of an immense region to the entire Planet. They are all their own systems. And they are all interconnected

ROM Biodiversity is a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world.

 

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Category: Event
A Drawing from Nature student shows off his biodiversity inspired sketch, during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Art Show last February.

Across cultures and throughout history, the natural world has been a source of endless artistic inspiration. Visit the ROM’s Asian, Egyptian, European, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and First Peoples galleries to discover how nature features in the art of these very different cultures.

Category: Blog Post
Honey Bees clustered in a hive

Guest blog by Antonia Guidotti, Entomology Technician 

ROM visitors love the live hive of European Honey Bees in the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery. The queen bee is currently “spotted” with a bright green dot. As long as she is near the front of the display, visitors can find her, and receive an “I found the Queen Bee” sticker.

Category: Event
ROM Speaks Nature

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in an unexpected way as researcher Marah J. Hardt takes you through the fascinating, erotic and elaborate mating rituals of sea creatures.