About the WPP-PPS network

The WPP-PPS network brings together people who are interested in wild pollinators, concerned about their resilience and survival, and are motivated to help.

We seek to raise awareness, share information and resources, offer learning opportunites and events, support pollinator habitat protection & creation, as well as encourage appropriate, responsible action.

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"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee..."- Emily Dickinson -

Upcoming Activities

The private lives of our native bees: talk and walk

May 12th, 2018

What is (and isn’t) a bee? What is pollination? How diverse are wild bees, and how do they live their lives? Which wild bees have we observed? Are bees struggling? ...

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Appreciating and encouraging wild pollinators: talk and walk

May 19th, 2018

Meet some of our local pollinators and learn how to welcome them to your garden.

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Fletcher Wildlife Garden annual native plant sale

June 2nd, 2018

Help pollinators and butterflies, attract birds to your backyard. We’ll show you which native plant species are favourites with wildlife at the FWG and which species ...

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Latest News

Nurturing pollinators from soil to tree-tops – 2018 Pollination Guelph symposium

Written on: April 12th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier and Sandy Garland This year’s Pollination Guelph symposium took place on March 10 in Guelph. It offered presentations, workshops, displays, a ...

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Local Black Beauty

Written on: March 29th, 2018

by Renée De Vry The Black Swallowtail (Papillo polyxenes) is a large, beloved butterfly in the Ottawa region.  Fastest of the Swallowtail family, adults often swoop ...

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Easter thoughts – about chocolate and pollinators

Written on: March 27th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier With Easter just around the corner, and bunny and egg treats lining the store shelves, it is hard not to think about chocolate. Chocolate ...

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Big-eyed bumble?

Written on: March 23rd, 2018

by Renée De Vry It was a sunny August day when I chose to prune my Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora). I had just started when a loud buzz , followed by dive ...

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