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: ...

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Butterflies in your pollinator garden

Written on: January 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland Butterflies are not the best pollinators. As they perch on flowers with their long slender legs, they generally avoid the flower parts offering ...

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Who’s that “little black bee”?

Written on: December 31st, 2019

by Lydia Wong (with expert contributions from Eden Gerner) When it comes to identifying bees on the wing, certain species or genera tend to stand out. Take the ...

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Mosquitoes – important pollinators?

Written on: December 31st, 2019

by Sandy Garland Although it seems that mosquitoes are out to get us, in fact males don’t bite at all and females do so only when they are ready to produce ...

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Finding pollinators at Lansdowne – 2

Written on: October 16th, 2019

by Sandy Garland On Sunday, 29 September, WPP carried out another survey at the Lansdowne gardens as part of Tree Fest. We weren’t expecting to see many ...

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Special guest at the Corner Pollinator Garden

Written on: August 29th, 2019

Check out this recent post by Berit Erickson about a rare and declining bee species – Yellow-banded Bumble Bee – that found her pollinator garden and ...

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