Cavity nesters: who are they and what are they doing now

Written on: November 7th, 2021

by Lydia Wong This post is an excerpt from updates sent to those following Lydia’s research project on the effects of urban warming on cavity-nesting insects. If ...


Pollinator garden at Dalhousie Park – it takes a village

Written on: July 24th, 2021

by Sue Stefko After years of planning, which included submissions to the city, a grant through the city’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program, and quite a ...


City Hall bee hotel is back in business!

Written on: July 12th, 2021

by Amy MacPherson The City Hall bee hotel is back in business, with a touch of rainbow colours this year in honour of Pride Month! Ottawa’s Mayor proclaimed ...


Hydro Ottawa’s pollinator meadow is for the birds (and the bees)

Written on: April 20th, 2021

In cooperation with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and others, Hydro Ottawa has created huge pollinator meadows at Morgan’s Grant and off McCarthy Road. Now ...


Forest Garden Friends

Written on: March 14th, 2021

by Sarah M.L. Walker Our garden is a food forest, with domesticated edibles intermingled with (sometimes edible to humans) native species. Our property is large (one ...


Champlain Park – bringing native biodiversity into our neighbourhood

Written on: December 12th, 2020

The following is a brief summary of an evaluation report on work along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway by residents of Champlain Park. Click here to read the full ...