Wool carder bees

Written on: July 16th, 2019

by Sandy Garland On  30 June, Berit Erickson emailed to ask about a very aggressive bee that seemed to be guarding one patch of her garden. She had identified it as ...

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Leafcutters in the Corner Pollinator Garden

Written on: July 15th, 2019

by Sandy Garland While some of us are looking in vain for bees in our backyards – because of the slow start to spring – Berit Erickson writes about the ...

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Canada Day pollinators

Written on: July 12th, 2019

by Sandy Garland I read about a country-wide Canada Day bioblitz and decided to forego fireworks for a day in the country trying to photograph 152 (Canada’s ...

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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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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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Wasps – the gardener’s friend

Written on: August 16th, 2018

Text and photos: Christine Hanrahan and Sandy Garland Revised and reprinted with permission from Wasps at the FWG According to David and Norma Barr (1981), wasps are ...

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