The role of non-native nectar in the diet of Monarch butterflies

Written on: February 2nd, 2023

By Heather Kharouba, with thanks to Zoe Pekos, Manon Veselovsky, Steph Rivest, and Greg Mitchell for their work on the project Are Ottawa’s native butterflies ...

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Winter and spring 2023 webinars

Written on: January 22nd, 2023

Get a head start on this year’s pollinator garden by watching a few of the following webinars. Local organizations have gathered a wide range of speakers who ...

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Our bumble bees have healthy guts!

Written on: December 21st, 2022

by Michelle Hotchkiss, PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa  Here in North America, bumble bees are key pollinators for both natural plant communities and ...

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Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library December 2022 events

Written on: December 16th, 2022

In 2020, Melanie Ouelette began the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) to encourage others to grow native plants. Since then, the OWSL has distributed thousands ...

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Bringing pollinators to the Madonna Care Community

Written on: August 6th, 2022

Ontario Horticultural Association grants The OHA is an organization dedicated to “Keeping Ontario Beautiful.” With over 270 horticultural societies/garden clubs and ...

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Brighton Beach Park mini-meadows

Written on: August 4th, 2022

by Sandy Garland Inspired by the micro-forest idea and an aim to increase biodiversity in our parks, the Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South designed and planted two ...

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