Date: June 29th, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Dandelions provide nectar and pollen to pollinators early in the season when not much else is blooming.

Leaders: Sandy Garland, Alysha Riquier, Luca Fiorindi

Join us for an informal walk around the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG) to look for pollinators!

It’s still early, but we’ve already seen queen bumble bees, mining bees, a few sweat bees (the green ones), and mason bees (busily using our bee boxes). Learn how to identify these and other common pollinators. Take photos and upload them to iNaturalist.

Luca works with Dr. Jessica Forrest at Ottawa U and has become adept at identifying bees. Alysha has prepared a monitoring tool that she and her colleagues from Ottawa U have been using to keep track of the pollinators using the gardens at the university and at City Hall.

With the help of these students and lots of photos, we’ll learn to distinguish between bees, wasps, and flies, observe various pollinators, and find out how to help them in their important work.

How to get to the FWG