Pollinator Week: We say Thank you!

Last updated June 16, 2023
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June 19-25 is Pollinator Week.

Saint-Laurent offers you family activities to learn more about these small animals essential to our survival. 

▪️Contest All you need to know about pollinators
Answer the questions before June 27 for a chance to win a family pass to the Jardin botanique de Montréal: https://forms.gle/ssjjNPUid3CB5x8n6 (in French)

▪️ An educational kiosk with the Patrouille Verte
Discover pollinators, the causes of their decline and solutions to protect them. 
Monday, June 19 at Parc Beaudet from 3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, Parc Painter/Passage Boa, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent, 2 pm to 6 pm

▪️ Creating seed balls
Create seed balls and scatter them in the Parc Marcel-Laurin woodland to attract pollinators.
A seed ball is a small sphere made of clay, soil and seeds that will help grow plants and flowers that can attract pollinators.
Tuesday June 20 at the Bibliothèque du Boisé from 2 to 6 p.m.

How can we help pollinators all year round?

Did you know that the pollination of seed plants by certain insects, birds and mammals - called pollinators - makes it possible to consume nearly a third of the fruits, vegetables, condiments and spices found on grocery store shelves?

As a “bee-friendly city”, the Saint-Laurent is celebrating Pollinator Week to underline the essential role they play in the biodiversity of our planet.

You too can get involved in protecting pollinators:

  • By creating habitats for pollinators

Whether it is flower boxes on your balcony and in your flower beds, riprap or stumps of wood on the ground on the ground, pollinators will be able to come and feed or take shelter there!

  • By leaving dead leaves on the ground of your land during the cold season
    Some insects use this ground cover to spend the winter there!
  • By planting different species of flowers to ensure flowering from spring to fall

Having a food source available from the snowmelt until the first frost is essential for pollinators!

  • By targeting native flower species

Thousands of insects and birds depend on specific plant species for food, and these rely on pollinators to reproduce. Planting native species is beneficial for local biodiversity!

  • By gardening without the use of pesticides

Pesticides have a significant negative impact on pollinator populations worldwide. This is because chemical herbicides, weedkillers, fungicides and insecticides contaminate food sources and pollinator habitat.

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