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Here are links to useful websites from around the world, but biased towards Canadian relevance. Pollinator studies go on everywhere - illustrated by this picture taken by Toronto bee researcher Lincoln Best of his bee research van in Kazakhstan, 2009.

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Allbirch Pollinator Garden Ottawa, Ontario area pollinator gardening group 
Bumblebee/Pollinator Watch Dave Barr's blog on all things pollinator...and ebook on monitoring them yourself 
Clement Kent's gardening articles try "Breakfast in the Shade", "Berries are for the Birds", "Hum of the Fault Line" for examples of my garden writing related to this project 
Evergreen plant catalogue Evergreen's native plant database is searchable by many criteria (soil, sun, flower color, hardiness zone, etc) but doesn't always work. Beware: some searches return non-native invasives, these are highlighted in red 
Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto Toronto garden group, sponsor of Pollinator Gardens Project 
Journal of Arthropod Identification This online site is free to anyone and contains complete scholarly guides to identifying various insects. Currently "Bee Genera of Eastern Canada" and "Bee Flies of Ontario" are useful resources 
Monarch Watch long-running Monarch butterfly preservation project. Info on food plants, observation, etc. Kits and seeds available. 
NANPS Plant Catalogue North American Native Plant Society's catalogue of native plants, searchable by name, or by specifying sun/shade, soil type, gives growth details and pics 
Pollination Canada many resources; Beware - MOSTLY non-native flowers listed 
Pollination Guelph Guelph, Ontario group with newsletter, meetings, and plans for a large garden. Beware: "Plants that attract pollinators" booklet lists non-native plants. 
Resonating Bodies Sound artist Sarah Peebles is deeply committed to merging pollinator conservation and art. See her bee nest boxes wired for sound, videos of bees, bee condo designs, and abundant links. 
Roadsides Initiative of OHA to put pollinator gardens on Ontario roadsides 
Save the Bumblebees Great site about bumblebees by Toronto expert Sheila Colla 
TEA Toronto Entomologists' Association - good information on Ontario insects 
The Xerces Society the Xerces Society is all about insect conservation; bee, butterfly garden info and nest box designs 
United Nations Pollinator Report actually a link to a summary of this report, which will in turn take you to the original if you want. Important but unhappy reading. 
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