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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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What's New?

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

 

Webinar: Gardening with Native Plants - March 29

The Friends of Birds Hill Park is hosting a free one hour webinar on gardening with native plants on March 29 at 7pm. They've invited Kelly Leask from Prairie Originals to help us understand which native plants grow well together, how to choose plants based on site conditions and just how many plants we should start with to compose a lower maintenance display that will feed birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

Click here to register for the event 

Learn the basics of wildlife-friendly gardening with CWF's free online course, Feb 14 to Apr 30

Would you like to know more about Canada’s pollinators? Are you thinking of making your outdoor space wildlife-friendly but don’t know how? If so, then you’ll enjoy the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s free online course to help you learn about the wildlife around your community and how to support them — all from the comfort of your home and at your own pace.

This course is for anyone with some outdoor space including schools, businesses or community spaces. It will run from February 14 to April 30, 2022 so you have plenty of time to watch videos and explore the supporting material. Participants will also have the option to chat amongst themselves in the discussion area, to ask questions and share tips as well as their own gardening dreams and efforts. You can even upload photos of your gardening space and any wildlife visitors you have.

To register, visit the CWF's website.

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