This April we will be hosting our Spring Fling Pollinator Festival event at the Matson Conservation Area in Esquimalt. We will be hosting nature walks with loads of information about pollinators, native species, gardening, and land conservation! Sweets will be provided by HAT.
At 10:15 pro hummingbird photographer and naturalist Eric Pittman will lead a Hummingbird Walk. Learn about the migratory Rufous Hummingbird along Victoria's Migratory Bird Sanctuary, as well as where to spot hummingbird nests and their favourite plants. See some of Eric's photography here: http://www.hummingbirdsupclose.com
At 1:00 PM join a Family-Friendly Bee Safari with Madame Beespeaker for a slow walk through the landscape to learn how to spot and identify a few of the many species of bees that pollinate the flowers of the Garry Oak ecosystems. If the weather is bee-friendly, we hope to see lots of pollinators at work. Bring your cameras!
More on Lori Weidenhammer, beespeaker and author of Victory Gardens for bees:
If you would like to learn more about HAT's stewadship of the Matson Conservation Area please click here.
Thank you to Land Trust Alliance of BC for sponsoring this event as part of Canada's 150th!