On the lookout for an endangered bumble bee

Written on: August 7th, 2020

by Alysha Riquier With fieldwork cancelled or pushed back for many this summer, community science became an important tool for submitting observations. Stay-at-home ...

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Down to the nitty gritty: creating the Churchill Alternative School butterfly garden

Written on: February 22nd, 2020

by Berit Erickson Once I had created a successful pollinator garden of my own [see Berit’s Corner Pollinator Garden], I began to see prime locations for ...

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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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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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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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