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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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    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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    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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    Interested in gardening?

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

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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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Leave the Leaves!

Cozy homes for pollinators mean less work for you. Letting leaves and plants stay in place over winter creates wonderful habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Want to learn more? The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation created a great guide for creating nesting and overwintering habitat in your backyard.

Guide screen shot from Xerces Society

 

Prairie Day, Aug 13 - Tall Grass Prairie Preserve

Prairie Day at Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve is this Saturday, Aug 13th 10am to 3pm! Guided walks and guest speakers will highlight special species and other aspects of the tall grass prairie ecosystem. Guided walks will take place at the Prairie Shore Trail, 3km east of TOlstoi MB on PR 2. This is a great opportunity to visit and learn about one of Manitoba's best examples of tall grass prairie!

Admission is $10 per adult (children free). Activities will carry on, rain or shine! For more information, please e-mail mbtgpp@gmail.com

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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.

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