city cavity-nesters

citizen science - driven research on solitary bees & wasps in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario


With paved roads, parking lots, and concrete buildings, cities can be hot places compared to surrounding rural and natural areas. At the same time, many cities are home to hundreds of bee and wasps species. How does living in a hot urban environment affect these city insects? We are a team of citizen scientists and researchers from the University of Ottawa and Environment & Climate Change Canada  exploring this question in the cities of Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario. We are monitoring the activity of cavity-nesting bees and wasps and recording temperature and learning together as we go! 

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