School butterfly garden guest post

This week, you can read my guest blog post on the Wild Pollinator Partners blog, called Down to the Nitty Gritty: creating the Churchill Alternative School butterfly garden. This garden was planted in the spring of 2019, and already had butterfly caterpillars and a variety of bee visitors within a couple of months. It proves … Continue reading School butterfly garden guest post

2020 presentations and tours

Would you like to attend one of my upcoming pollinator gardening presentations? Join me in gardening for bees, butterflies, beneficial insects, and birds. Saturday, March 7, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Seedy Saturday Ron Kolbus Centre, 102 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa This half-hour presentation will also include tips for attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to vegetable … Continue reading 2020 presentations and tours

Migrating bird magnet: unusual guests at our stream

"What's that bird?!" I called out as I ran into the house, desperately trying to get my son's attention. We both enjoy watching birds, but he is much better at identifying them. It was mid-August, 2018 and I wasn't expecting to see any unusual visitors at our new stream. It was a Chestnut-sided Warbler! We … Continue reading Migrating bird magnet: unusual guests at our stream