On the lookout for an endangered bumble bee

Written on: August 7th, 2020

by Alysha Riquier With fieldwork cancelled or pushed back for many this summer, community science became an important tool for submitting observations. Stay-at-home ...


Vanier all aflutter with new pollinator project

Written on: July 29th, 2020

by Lisa Medd Butterflies and native bees are being welcomed to touch down in Vanier and make it their home. This spring, Vanier became part of the Canada-wide ...


Building local native seed markets

Written on: March 6th, 2020

by Jennifer Line Note: this is an excerpt from a longer blog post by Jennifer Line on the Canadian Wildlife Federation web site. Please also read the full version ...


Down to the nitty gritty: creating the Churchill Alternative School butterfly garden

Written on: February 22nd, 2020

by Berit Erickson Once I had created a successful pollinator garden of my own [see Berit’s Corner Pollinator Garden], I began to see prime locations for ...


The real dirt on bees, honey, and hype

Written on: February 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland; photos from Bee-washing.com, used with permission Not a week goes by without another bee hive installed by an organization or person who thinks ...


Flower flies: insects with a “PR problem”

Written on: February 15th, 2020

The following is a very short summary of an excellent blog post on flower flies by Berit Erickson. Please be sure to read the full post here – Flower flies: ...