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    We've Answered your Questions!

    During Pollinator Week (June 20-26), our distinguished experts answered your pollinator-related questions! Click "Read More" to see if the answers to your questions!

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    Interested in gardening?

    Browse the "Protecting Pollinators" tab to learn more about creating pollinator gardens in your backyard.

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    Learn more about Manitoba pollinators!

    Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies and hummingbirds - these are just a few insects that contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

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    Did you know...

    About 85% of all flowering plants require a pollinator to make seed. This includes both plants in natural ecosystems and in the crops and orchards that we rely on for food.

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    Invite pollinators into your community

    Work together with members of your community to encourage pollinator habitat within school, business and home landscapes.

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    Leave a Messy Garden in the Fall!

    Many pollinators require an insulating layer of fallen grasses, branches, and leaves when overwintering on the ground. A messy garden gives pollinators the habitat they need to survive the winter months.

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BBee Better MB logoee Better Manitoba is a group of like-minded organizations who have come together with a common goal - to inspire and empower Manitobans to protect, conserve and create pollinator-friendly habitat at home and in their communities.

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What's New?

Webinar Recording: The Buzz About bees - UofM Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

u of m logoOn June 21, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences hosted an exciting informational webinar called "The buzz about bees: What is bugging our honey bees and native bees and what can we do about it?". There were three key speakers featured in the webinar:

  • Rob Currie - Professor and Head, Department of Entomology
  • Jason Gibbs - Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
  • Ian Steppler - Farm President & Farm Apiarist, Steppler Farms Ltd.

The session was recorded on YouTube and is available for everyone to watch! Click here to access the recording.

Marigold Market - Saturday, June 11, 10am-2pm

The folks at HC Avery, HC Marigold Market, and Seven Oaks School Division are hosting a student-led farmers and makers market on June 11, 10am-2pm. They've teamed up to produce 400 Indigenous Plants to give away at their market! The plants are 100% native ecotype.

Please see the graphic below and visit their Instagram pages @hcaveryfarm @hca_marigoldmarket @7oaksgrows for more information and updates!

Marigold Market Event - Saturday June 11, 10am to 2pm

 

Webinar: Gardening with Native Plants in the Prairies - June 5

Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation on Sunday, June 5 for another special presentation on their native plants of Canada series. Lyndon Penner, author, garden designer, former CBC columnist and Head Gardener for Parks Canada’s Riding Mountain National Park will be a featured speaker in this session.

A long time plant enthusiast with both wit and ecological awareness, Lyndon will share his expertise on gardening with native plants in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He will also help connect the dots of why native plants are important to include in our outdoor spaces. Lyndon’s experience with Prairie plants is reflected in his wide array of books including “Native Plants for the Short Season Yard: Best Picks for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones”.

Interested in attending this free webinar? Click here to register!

Prairie Planting Workshops, April 12 and 21

planting and flowersHosted by the Living Prairie Museum, instructor John Morgan will help you increase biodiversity in your back yard. Find out how prairie species can be included in your landscape designs, and why using native plant material is important for conservation. These beginner workshops guide participants through site preparation, seed germination, and planting for flower beds or larger prairie restorations.

Click here to sign up for the April 12 workshop 
Click here to sign up for the April 21 workshop

 

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