POLLINATING CHANGE SERIES 2017
Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation, Hamilton Future Fund & Hamilton Community Foundation for their support.
Calling all gardeners and nature lovers! National Pollinator Week (June 19-25th) is a time to honour the bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other beneficial insects that play an essential role in our natural ecosystems (most of which would collapse without them!).
On June 22nd, the Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project invites you to Donate A Native Plant: Pollinator Appreciation Day. Celebrate our pollinators, by giving your native species plants a new home at Land’s Inlet Nature Garden Site.
Trees, Bees & Seeds Bus Tour
Trees, Bees & Seeds Bus Tour
Saturday, June 24 10am-2pm
Join us as we tour rural pollinator habitat like MacForest, urban pollinator
habitat like Urquhart Butterfly Garden, and William Dam Seeds. Tickets
$10/person, bring a brown bag lunch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, contact:
Beatrice at firstname.lastname@example.org
**NEW** We will be doing a bee-identification with "native bees" expert, Ph.D candidate, Sebastian Irazuzta (Biology Department, McMaster University).
Creating a Monarch Award winning Garden
Saturday, April 1 9:30am-12pmPerkins Centre, 1430 Main Street East Hamilton.
Experts will share tips to create naturalized, sustainable gardens that are beautiful, functional and beneficial.
- Participants will learn how to create a sustainable, pollinator-friendly garden that might help them get on the right track for the Monarch Awards The Monarch Awards (since 2016) recognizes gardens and gardeners in Hamilton Ontario for their contribution to a bio-diverse, sustainable environment.
-Experts will cover topics including soil amendment/mulch, native plants, garden structure, rain gardens etc.
- After the short presentations, the four experts will take a corner of the room and participants will be invited to go speak to the expert whose topic they are interested in.
Participants are welcome to bring pictures/sketches of their yards to get advice from the experts.
Protecting Our Native Bees and Other Pollinators: What we Can do to Help.
All pollinators are in trouble, not just honeybees. And while honeybees get most of the credit, native bees and other pollinators are actually the workforce of the pollinating world, doing the bulk of the chores. They deserve more attention and need our help too.
Join us to learn about the what native pollinators do for us, the challenges they face, including the harm honeybees can cause to native pollen bees in urban areas (including spreading disease and competing for limited resources) and how we can help by building a habitat corridor of native plants. We will also learn about the challenges of urban beekeeping.
Speaker include: Research, Scott MacIvor (University of Toronto). Peter Kevan (University of Guelph, Environmental Biology). Local Beekeeper, Michelle Ordyniec.
Your Pollinator-friendly Garden in the Fall. Thursday, September 15th. 7pm-8.30pm.