Neglect your lawn for pollinators

Written on: July 1st, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier Pollinators like imperfect lawns. They prefer them on the derelict side. Pollinators are, in fact, drawn to lawns that stray from the closely ...

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Campus walks for pollinators

Written on: June 21st, 2018

By Megan McAulay What types of bees live in urban environments? What can we do to better support them? These were the questions that motivated our campus pollinator ...

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Solitary bee hotels in Ottawa

Written on: June 13th, 2018

by Gabriel Gauthier During the week of May 7 to 11, 22 high school students took part in a uOttawa mini-course entitled “Biodiversity: Yours to Discover!” offered by ...

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The private lives of our native bees: talk and walk

Written on: May 21st, 2018

by Lynn Ovenden, photos by Renate Sander-Regier Bees are big this year. On May 12, the Wild Pollinator Partners network, led by Sandy Garland and Renate ...

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Bombus – the Bumble Bee

Written on: May 18th, 2018

by David Van Olst We’ve all heard of this infamous bee species. In fact, if you ask a group of children to draw a picture of a bee, most of them will instinctively ...

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How solitary wild bees interact with pesticides – starting to fill the research gaps

Written on: April 29th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier In almost the same breath one day in April, two important and loosely related announcements were issued regarding wild bees and agricultural ...

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