Observing Our Native Bees CANCELLED

Please note this event is cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

Leader: Shelby Gibson

Meet: at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, in the parking lot, 1 Almonte Street, Mississippi Mills.

Note, there is a $6 fee for each car.

There are over 730 species of bees found in Canada. Shelby will introduce us to some of our native bees with a short talk and she will provide specimens for us to observe. We will follow that with time in the field to search for bumblebees and count them. The habitat has open field areas as well as trails, so we should have a good mix of things to look at.  Counts will be added to a Citizen Science project, “The Great Canadian Bumblebee Count”, which runs July/August. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the sun and biting insects. Bring water and a snack, also binoculars, camera and butterfly/bug net if you have them. This outing is very “kid-friendly”! Register at events@mfnc.ca