Category Archives: Pollinator Link

What’s in your garden today?

By: Michael Fox Thanks to Georgia Nierfeld for great video of a Bee Hawk Moth Cephonodes kingii in her family’s Pollinator Link® front garden at Chandler. Georgia also found a female Great Carpenter Bee Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) aruana. Australia’s largest solitary bee the … Continue reading

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Proud Builders: New Homes for Solitary Bees

  By: Michael Fox   Providing Water, Food and Shelter are the key to bringing Birds, Butterflies and Bees back to our urban habitats. The Construction Team gathered at Downfall Creek Environment Centre to build new homes for our homeless … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas

By: Michael Fox Looking for Christmas gift ideas for others or for yourself? Two excellent books I have read this year are Habitat by AB Bishop and Feeding the Birds at Your Table by Darryl Jones. Habitat: A practical guide … Continue reading

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Solitary bees at Kew Gardens UK

By: Michael Fox Passionate about native bees with a love of sharing his knowledge Dr Hauke Koch PHD was a generous host for my personal tour of Kew Gardens solitary Bee Homes. Hauke explained that his research focuses on bee microbiome: … Continue reading

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Circles in your rose leaves?

  By: Michael Fox Do you have mysterious circles appearing in the leaved of your rose bushes? I videoed one of the culprits making a nest in the cat’s scratching post. Autumn is nest building time for our native Leafcutter … Continue reading

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Building homes for birds and bees

  By: Michael Fox Kids and mud … always a winning formula. Jake Slinger and I led a Pollinator Link® workshop for the Nature Rangers at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre yesterday. Australia has over 2,000 species of solitary native bees. Solitary bees … Continue reading

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Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor

By: Michael Fox     Benno and I spent Thursday morning restoring another section of Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor. Laughing Kookaburras Dacelo novaeguineae love to join us at Bushcare, typically finding a handy perch where they are ready to swoop on … Continue reading

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