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August 17, 2015–Sheila Colla
Pollinators•Species at Risk
There are 1,000s of wild pollinators in Ontario. Bees and flies are most significant, but butterflies, beetles, wasps, ants, moths and hummingbirds also pollinate plants. It is important to keep ...
May 28, 2015–Anne Bell
Carpenter bee on blossom © John Vetterli
For breakfast this morning, I had the pleasure of attending a science briefing on neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) presented by Dr. Jean-Marc Bonmatin, vice-chair of the international Task Force on Systemic ...
April 22, 2015–Guest blogger
Bumblebee and honey bee on butterfly milkweed © Martin LaBar
Much of the discussion around neonicotinoids focuses on agriculture, but the horticulture industry also uses these chemicals. In a 2014 Friends of the Earth study of flowers for sale at ...
November 27, 2014–Anne Bell
American bumblebee © Thom Wilson
Half of the bumblebee species in eastern North America are in decline. This trend holds true in southern Ontario, where seven of the 14 bumblebee species found in surveys from ...
November 12, 2014–Matt Jenkins
Wildflower farm near Orillia © Matt Jenkins
Photography has always been a passion of mine. At first, I was interested only in macro photography, but soon enough I began challenging myself to look at the big picture ...
Wolf Lake © Ryan Mariotti