Bumble bee imposter

Written on: July 2nd, 2019

by Sandy Garland The other day, Berit sent me a photo of a bumble bee carrying another one. She wondered about this behaviour: why? how? She wrote: “I saw what ...

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Finding pollinators at the FWG

Written on: June 30th, 2019

by Sandy Garland, photos by Sandy and Fatiha Dia Hantchi On 29 June, our brilliant Ottawa U student colleagues, Luca Fiorindi, Mira Kindra, Alysha Riquier, and Gia ...

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Creating pollinator habitat from scratch

Written on: June 28th, 2019

by Sandy Garland The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) has embarked on an ambitious project to plant large areas of roadsides and rights-of-way with native ...

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Agapostemons in the Corner Pollinator Garden

Written on: June 26th, 2019

by Berit Erickson (reproduced with permission from Berit’s web site: Ottawa cousins of Toronto’s unofficial bee) This week, while I was supposed to be ...

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Students meet pollinators II

Written on: June 19th, 2019

by Luca Fiorindi, photos by Edgar Rene Hernandez and Renate Sander-Regier High school students in this year’s mini-course, “What’s the buzz? Making ...

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An introduction to our native bees

Written on: June 13th, 2019

by Sandy Garland, presentation slides and identifications from Jessica Forrest, photos by Barry Cottam What is a bee? How do you distinguish them from look-alike ...

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