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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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    Interested in gardening?

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

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    Get Social!

    Post your photos of pollinators, your pollinator-friendly gardens, and your actions to support local pollinators on Instagram using the #beebetterchallenge hashtag.

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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, April 20 - Native pollinators: Who they are and how to help them out

logosPollinators are a diverse group of insects responsible for ecosystem health and food production. Unfortunately, many of these beneficial insects are on the decline due to a combination of stressors. 

In this free webinar hosted by the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan, Sarah Semmler from the Living Prairie Museum will present some of our most important native prairie pollinators, why they're in decline, and what we can do to help them out.

Click here to register for the webinar!
 

Best Practices for Pollinators - Annual Summit (Online), March 2-4

best practices for pollinators imageOn March 2-4, the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and the Xerces Society is hosting an online summit to discuss best practices for pollinators. In this three-day event, you can learn more about: 

  • Ecologically-sound land management practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean water and lands
  • Old world methods and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, and improving soil health
  • ...and more!

Interested in attending? Click here to register!

 

Free Online Course - Edible Property Design

EcosystemU logoEcosystemU is hosting a series of free weekly classes that helps gardeners and landscapers build a familiarity with natural principles of property design and practical strategies for visioning, planning and growing. In this course, you will learn more about:

  • Why micro-landscapes can change your life
  • How to make use of yard space
  • Tools for visioning and decision-making
  • Food plant guild design
  • Tools and techniques for efficient gardening
  • and much more...

Interested in registering? Click here for more information!

National Insect Appreciation Day - June 8

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On June 8th, the Entomological Society invites you to celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD)! This day prompts the public to develop their curiosity towards insects and raise awareness about the presence of insects all around us.

Want to get involved? You can participate in NAIAD by posting an insect picture on social media with using the hashtags #InsectPictureChallenge and #NationalInsectDay! 

 

 

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