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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A case of moth envy: hummingbird moths of our area

Written on: April 22nd, 2018

by Renée De Vry A hot early-July afternoon spent at my favorite nursery, trying to decide what plants to adopt. I had come in to pick up more Plantain-leaved ...

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Local Black Beauty

Written on: March 29th, 2018

by Renée De Vry The Black Swallowtail (Papillo polyxenes) is a large, beloved butterfly in the Ottawa region.  Fastest of the Swallowtail family, adults often swoop ...

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