Thursday, September 21 - Member Exclusive Event

Conserving Canada’s Birds

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

In Ontario, the interest and observation of birds is very high and results have shown concerns for many species with settlement patterns due to land use activities. Join Jody Allair, Bird Studies Canada biologist and science educator, for a presentation on Canada’s birds and the threats to their conservation. Resources are scarce so strategic partnering has developed promising initiatives. Jody outlines these action plans and discusses ways we can make a difference for the birds. For members and their guests only, RSVP today.

Friday, September 29

Home Garden Initiatives for You and Native Bees

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Heather Holm, horticulturist and biologist, outlines the types of native bees that visit our gardens and covers initiatives of how we can nurture their life cycles and provide food and habitats, while being a haven for the homeowner. Heather is also a writer, designer, and publisher. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, published in 2014, established her as a knowledgeable resource on the subject of the interactions between native bees and native plants. Her new book is titled Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide. Heather’s website http://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/ is a wealth of information, and her presentation is sure to enthrall.
Fee: Non Member $18; Member: $6

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Unique Workshop Opportunity: Friday, September 29

Ecological Solutions: Landscaping for Bees

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Heather Holm, horticulturist and biologist, discusses design considerations, plant selection, and landscape maintenance strategies to support and attract native bee populations as well as the life cycles and habitat for several genera of bees. Participants then head outside to gently catch and release bees while Heather discusses their specific biology, forage needs, and habitat. A walk includes discussing landscape maintenance methods to support bee populations. Participants receive a certification of attendance. Program can be used for CEU with CNLA and OALA.
Fee: $100 (Members 10% off)

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