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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?

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.

2022 Best Practices for Pollinators Summit (Virtual), March 1-3

best practices for pollinators imageOn March 1-3, the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and the Xerces Society is hosting a virtual summit to discuss best practices for pollinators. In this three-day event, you can learn more about land stewardship practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean water and lands. 

To register or find out more information on this great event, visit their registration page

 

Living Prairie Museum Winter Speaker Series - The Wild Bees of Manitoba, Jan 25

As part of Winter Speaker Series hosted by the Friends of the Living Prairie Museum, Dr. Jason Gibbs from the University of Manitoba will be providing an exciting presentation on the wild bees of Manitoba. Information below:

January 25 – The Wild Bees of Manitoba, Dr. Jason Gibbs, University of Manitoba – REGISTER ONLINE

Bees are recognized as critically important pollinators. But how many bees do we actually recognize? Manitoba’s diverse bee fauna will be reviewed, including but not limited to leafcutter bees, sweat bees, cuckoo bees and oil bees.

For more information on this event or other upcoming presentations in the series, visit the Living Prairie Museum website.

Webinar: Linda Dietrick On Mixing Native and Non-Native Plants in Your Garden, Jan 13

Linda Dietrick, PNGG member, Master Gardener, and former editor of The Prairie Garden, including the 2020 issue, Inspired by Nature, will be the guest speaker for the final meeting of the Prairie Naturals Gardening Group.

Popular projects like Douglas Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park and the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway call on gardeners to help create habitat for threatened pollinators by planting native plants. The talk will focus on high-priority natives that we should incorporate into our garden designs. It will also help identify those non-natives that may have less ecological value. What that leaves are the many plants that, while they may not be native to our region, can still provide multiple ecological benefits.

The webinar is on T7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST. 

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Webinar: December Delights of the Tall Grass Prairie, Dec 16

The Prairie Naturals Gardening Group is hosting a webinar on appreciating tall grass prairies in the winter. Guest Speaker Cindy Crosby, an Illinois resident, will explain how tall grass prairies can support birds, pollinators and mammals during the winter.

To register for this exciting webinar, click here

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