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    Ask the Expert! June 19 - 25

    Had a question about insects or pollinator-friendly gardening? We've answered them! #pollinatorweek

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    Leave the Leaves!

    A messy garden gives pollinators the habitat they need to survive the winter months.

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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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National Insect Appreciation Day - June 8

National Insect Appreciation Day Poster

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! 



New for Spring 2020! - Bee Better Manitoba Plant Labeling Program

bee better qr code Bee Better Manitoba has launched a plant labeling program to help gardeners select pollinator-friendly plants for their back yards, schools, and businesses.  Growers and retailers affix our Bee Better Manitoba QR label to plants that are native or derived from the prairie region, provide a food source including pollen and nectar, and have been grown without the use of systemic (residual) pesticides.  Scan the QR code within the label on the right to learn more about the new labeling program.

Bee Better Manitoba hopes to engage with additional growers and retailers to expand this pilot program within our province. If you would like to learn how to participate, please contact admin@beebettermb.ca 

Don't forget to provide shelter for pollinators in the Fall and Winter!

In the past, gardeners routinely cleaned out their gardens in the fall, leaving nothing but bare soil. We now know that is less than ideal for pollinators. Check out this video from the University of Minnesota regarding Fall garden clean-up to learn great tips on how to help pollinators in northern climates overwinter in our backyards. 

For more information on how you can help pollinators thrive in your backyard, check out our Simple Steps to Help Pollinators page. 

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