Cancelled (will be rescheduled in June)
Where: Begin and end at Laurier Northdale campus parking lot (66 Hickory Street West, Waterloo)
Walk Leaders: Kim Fellows, Tyler Plante, and Jennifer Marshman
Please join us as we learn about urban bees! Did you know that in addition to the honey bee we are all familair with, there are more than 850 species of native bees in Canada? Southern Ontario is considered a biodiversity hotspot with ~400 species right here where we live!
There will be a short presentation introducing you to some of the charismatic bees that live right in your backyards, and we will do a walk-a-bout on Wilfrid Laurier’s Northdale campus at the newly planted Laurier Food Forest to see what bees we can discover (weather will ‘bee’ a factor) – we’ll keep a special eye open for bumble bee queens! We will then hear from Tyler Plante, Laurier’s Sustainability Outreach and Program Coordinator about the University’s journey from honeybee keeping to native bee conservation.
Accessibility: there are a few stairs up to the Northdale plot and the ground is uneven grass and dirt.