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 ...


Pollinator superheroes

Written on: May 6th, 2019

text by Sandy Garland, photos by Edgar R. Hernandez The City of Ottawa’s first Wildlife Speaker event of the season was a big success. WPP brought a display ...


Our first colloquium

Written on: April 5th, 2019

by Sandy Garland The WPP is just over 2 years old and growing rapidly. This winter we asked members to fill in a short survey so that we could get a better idea of ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...