Pollinators

Butterflyway Project Webinar Series – Fall Gardening Tips

The David Suzuki Foundation(DSF), Senior Strategist, Jode Roberts, will host. Presenters are: Manitoba Master Gardener, Susan Leblanc and Kelly Leask, owner of Prairie Originals, a native nursery garden centre in Selkirk, MB. The theme is getting your garden …...

How Smart Are Bumblebees?

We often wonder about how smart certain non-human animals are, including bumblebees. There are numerous creatures whose intelligence is on full display and has been observed and analyzed to a very significant degree.  We see dogs get talked about quite a bit. Dogs...

I’m sharing my herbs with caterpillars

Days after I was moaning about seeing no butterflies in my garden, a big rain came – and soon afterwards came three butterflies. One was an Eastern Black Swallowtail, and I watched her lay eggs in a small pot of parsley. My first thought was: I’m gonna need a bigger...

Have you noticed fewer pollinators in 2020?

Have you noticed fewer butterflies in your garden in 2020? For me, the bees have been plentiful, including the native ones, but butterflies of any sort? Remarkably few. It’s probably not just in my garden, or just in Toronto. A garden friend in Washington, D.C.,...
How Smart Are Bumblebees?

How Smart Are Bumblebees?

We often wonder about how smart certain non-human animals are, including bumblebees. There are numerous creatures...