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A Summer of Bees

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Two-Spotted bumble Bee
Inspired by the Let It Bee presentation hosted by LEAF this past May, I registered for the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, picked up my camera and Bees of Toronto guide, and set out to learn more about native bees. I have been richly rewarded for my efforts, seeing bumble bees, carpenter bees, leaf cutter bees, metallic sweat bees, and many more. Here are three lessons I learned from my summer spent watching bees.
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A Game of Clue in Chester Le Park

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Participants look for clues to identify the species of a tree.
Our Adopt-a-Park-Tree journey began almost four months ago when we three ladies, all participants in LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders Program met and joined forces to pursue one simple goal: to find loving adoptee parents for the beautiful trees at Chester Le Park. That journey came to its glorious head on Sunday August 21st.
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Young Urban Forest Leaders launch Adopt-A-Park-Tree program in San Romanoway!

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On Sunday, August 14th, a group of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders organized and led a successful Adopt-a-Park-Tree (AAPT) event at San Romanoway Towers in North York!
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Introducing ShruBEE Bundles (a special fall offer!): Save money AND help native bees!

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Support bees by providing food and habitat
I think shrubs are the bees’ knees, and bees do too! That’s why we’ve decided to do a special fall sale of ‘shruBEE’ bundles – a kit of four shrubs selected to maximize benefits for native bees.
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Conversation with a Tree Tenders graduate: Sammy!

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In my blog post last week, I talked to Lillian, a Tree Tenders graduate, to find out what she’s been up to since taking the course with us last year. This week, I catch up with Sammy, a fourth year student in Ryerson University’s Environment and Urban Sustainability program, to see how she’s been using her tree knowledge lately!
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