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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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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Leafcutter bees

Written on: July 1st, 2018

by Sandy Garland If you discover plants or trees in your garden with perfect circles cut out of the leaves, please celebrate – you have leafcutter bees living ...

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Bombus – the Bumble Bee

Written on: May 18th, 2018

by David Van Olst We’ve all heard of this infamous bee species. In fact, if you ask a group of children to draw a picture of a bee, most of them will instinctively ...

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