Monday, June 19, 2017

It's Pollinator Week!

Sweat Bee on Calendula. Photo by Theresa McCuaig.
It's Pollinator Week (June 19-25th)! If you are wondering what you can do to to celebrate and support pollinators, we at the Pollinator Paradise Project have a few suggestions!

1. Apply for the Monarch Awards 2017. If you garden for nature, you will be happy to know that the deadline for applications has been extended until the 25th so don't be shy, go apply!
2. June 22nd, celebrate pollinators with us by donating a native plant species and help us fill out habitat at one of our sites (Land's Inlet). It's a party! Check out this link for more details.
3.If you are brand new to the idea of helping our pollinators (and remember, they help US more than we could ever help them), commit to planting some native species plants in your garden. Start by planting the basics and check out this great resource.
4. Learn about native bees (there are close to 400 in Ontario alone, and most of them are solitary and don't stink!). Bees of Toronto is a great resource.
5. Educate yourself! Check out the latest in pollinator health in Canada.