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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Where do pollinators go in winter?

Written on: March 18th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier On this late-winter morning, with snowflakes swirling outside the window, thoughts turn to the bees, flies, moths, beetles, and butterflies ...

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Honeybees and wild bees – problematic dynamics

Written on: February 9th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier Initiatives seeking to protect wild pollinators face many challenges – as well as many rewards. One of the most common challenges involves ...

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