Category Archives: Insects and Animals

Submitted by: Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections  (UBC Botanical Garden) Ecological services, aesthetics There is a lot of accumulated research that tells us that trees are valuable. Trees provide ecological services that include extracting carbon dioxide from the air and replacing that (minus the carbon that is sequestered…

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By Brian Campbell, Tara Moreau and Braela Kwan Pollinators are the various insects and animals that contribute to the reproduction of plants. These include many species of bees, butterflies, birds, flies, moths, wasps, beetles and other animals that move pollen between male and female flower parts to create seeds for…

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How to turn your green space into a healthy avian habitat Autumn is a fascinating time for bird-watchers in our region. A wide variety of resident and over-wintering birds are regularly observed in Metro Vancouver throughout fall and winter.  At places like Boundary Bay Regional Park and other seashore locations,…

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