Its official, after three months of collecting data, we have officially counted our last bee, just in time for the September rains to appear. Our wildflower meadows are setting seed and the second generation of flowers are on their way. We may even get a couple last blooms over the next few months, if summer stays with us.
The years data collection has been a huge success, with a vast array of pollinators and other beneficial insects visiting our sites. As a teaser, here is a couple of graphics, from our Strathcona research sites. As you can see, our meadows gave food and forage to a vast amount of pollinators. LONG LIVE THE BEE!