Wondering how you can make your yard pollinator-friendly? Are you intrigued by the role of pollinators in food systems? Concerned about global decline of bees? Join the Town of Okotoks and Alexandria Farmer (Pollination Ecologist at Mt Royal University and member of the Alberta Native Bee Council) for a family-friendly evening to learn about our native pollinators, how you can help them flourish, and how to build your own bumblebee nest box! Participants in this workshop will learn about our 29 bumble bee species and many of the other 300+ species of native bees.
Join us for a presentation from Alexandria Farmer, a Pollination Ecologist at Mount Royal University, on native bees, their ecology and how to ensure the success of all native bee species!
About the Alberta Native Bee Council:
The Alberta Native Bee Council (ANBC) was founded in 2017 with the vision to promote conservation of native pollinator communities. They have started the Bumble bee Nest box Monitoring Program to help collect data on species abundance and diversity, while also raising awareness about native pollinators in Alberta. Donations for the Alberta Native Bee Council can be made at any time on their website.
Celebrate Pollinator Day
Let's all celebrate our pollinating friends today! Pollinators don't know it, but they are responsible for beautifying the natural spaces that we enjoy and for much of the food that eat!
Pollinators have experienced a lot of habitat loss due to our expanding towns and cities. How can you make your yard a great place for pollinators to find a home and to find food?