Webinars cover the why and how of supporting pollinators through habitat creation and maintenance, outreach, and citizen science. Discover why bees and other pollinators are so important, common misconceptions that are hindering conservation, how to create and maintain habitat (with specific information for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands), how to maximize benefits through outreach and education, and how to observe and monitor pollinators. Each webinar features local experts. For land managers, farmers, students, and gardeners.

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The Webinar Series is a collaborative effort by Pollinator Partnership Canada, Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada

Introduction to Pollinators

The first webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, we cover why pollination is important, who the pollinators are, status of pollinators in British Columbia, issues and misconceptions, and how to help.

Selecting Plants For Pollinators

The second webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, we provide a general overview of how to select plants for pollinators and what plants to avoid. We then discuss pollinator-supporting plants specific to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

Beautiful Butterflies

The third webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, James Miskelly discusses butterflies, what they are, past populations on Vancouver Island, BC hotspots, what plants support butterflies, and locating and IDing some of the Vancouver Island species.

Creating Hedgerows for Pollinators

The fourth webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of creating habitat and hedgerows on agricultural and other types of land with a look into some recent research and projects. Steps for creating and maintaining hedgerows will be covered with local information and examples.

Creating Meadows for Pollinators

The fifth webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. The webinar series is for land managers, students, farmers, and gardeners with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In this webinar, you will learn how to create and maintain meadow landscapes for pollinators with relevance to small or large projects and techniques that can be applied to lawns, parks, roadsides and other locations. An in-depth case study on the Garry Oak Learning Meadow at Fort Rodd Hill is presented.

Indigenous Stewardship of TENEW (land/water) in W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen Territories

The sixth webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. This webinar explores the historical relationship that W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples have to their respective territories, since time immemorial, and how this relationship continues today. This perspective will share an Indigenous worldview on how to be in relation to TENEW (land/water), the management of ḰȽOEL (camas) meadows, and challenges Indigenous peoples continue to face while they access their traditional food systems and territories.

Creating Wetlands for Pollinators

The seventh webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. Learn unique opportunities, challenges, and benefits of restoring wetland areas for pollinators. Learn how to incorporate wet areas into landscapes, extending floral bloom for late-season pollinator species and to support a diversity of wildlife. Local techniques and examples presented.

See the Bees: Identifying and Monitoring Pollinators

The eighth webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. Learn to identify the most common pollinators, with a focus on native bee groups, and open up a new world! Contribute to citizen science or just be able to see new things in your garden and on hikes.

Urban Habitat for Pollinators

The ninth webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. Urban areas can be pollinator paradises! Learn about options and opportunities in the urban environment. This webinar will include information on the proper design and use of native bee houses.

Spread the Buzz About Bees and Other Pollinators

The tenth and final webinar in a series hosted by Pollinator Partnership Canada with Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada. There are many exciting options for outreach such as interpretive signage, walk and talks, pollinator homes, sharing information with colleagues, and much more! Hear how some local groups and people are spreading the pollinator (buzz) word.