Environment | June 20, 2022
We’re excited BEE-cause its Pollinator Week in Mississauga! Pollinators provide us with food, shade, clean air and a healthy ecosystem. The City of Mississauga is doing its part to help pollinators thrive. Pollinators, especially bees and some insects and birds, are key to our ecosystem and there is no doubting the importance of pollinators to Mississauga’s biodiversity. Many trees depend on pollinators to produce seeds that will grow into new trees; contributing to our urban forest canopy by providing shade, habitat and food for wildlife and clean air. Mississauga’s gardens would also be bare and it would be difficult for humans and animals alike to find food if pollinators were not around.
To celebrate Pollinator Week, the City is providing events for residents to participate in.
Design Your Own Pollinator Garden [Online event]
Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Free, for all ages
Join Jeanne McRight from Blooming Boulevards for an online webinar to learn ways to provide food and shelter for native pollinators, while delighting your family and neighbours with textures, shapes and colours.
Explore the Wild World of Bees [Online event]
Friday, June 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Free, for all ages
Did you know that our world is home to over 20,000 species of bees? Join us on a virtual journey to discover some of these tiny, lovable creatures who live all around us in the city and learn how to create habitat for these precious pollinators within our urban environment.
Register for the events and learn more at: campaign.mississauga.ca/pollinator-week
Let’s continue the help ensure pollinators have a permanent home. Planting a pollinator-friendly garden with native types of grass, wildflowers, pollinator-friendly flowers and flowering shrubs and trees, is a great way to help pollinators, add some colour to your home and help other insects and animals.
Learn more, visit mississauga.ca/pollinators.
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232