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March 4, 2016–Anne Bell
Brown-belted bumblebee © Anita Gould CC BY-NC 2.0
The road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, we conservationists have headed down that road a few times too many in recent years. Take for example Ontario’s Endangered ...
September 29, 2015–Diana Troya
Imagine you are relaxing in your beautiful garden, enjoying the natural beauty, the sounds, the colors, the scents. Now imagine you could do all of this and contribute to the ...
August 17, 2015–Guest blogger
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 ...