Bee box workshops

Written on: April 27th, 2018

by Sandy Garland Our first events of 2018 were two workshops to build Mason Bee boxes, held on Sunday afternoons, April 8 and 15, and we couldn’t be more ...

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Milkweed muddle: why NOT to plant tropical milkweed

Written on: April 24th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier As though they are not already struggling enough (see Threats), Monarch butterflies now face an additional challenge. This new one, ...

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A case of moth envy: hummingbird moths of our area

Written on: April 22nd, 2018

by Renée De Vry A hot early-July afternoon spent at my favorite nursery, trying to decide what plants to adopt. I had come in to pick up more Plantain-leaved ...

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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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