NatureTalks: Conserving the Buzz
Are you ready to bumble? In advance of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Big Backyard Bioblitz, join us for a bumble bees 101 session and learn all about this important group of native pollinators. Tiffani Harrison, program coordinator for Wildlife Preservation Canada’s Bumble Bee Recovery program, will be our guest expert and highlight why bumble bees are important, which species are in decline, how habitat plays an important role in their survival and what you can do to contribute to bumble bee conservation.
Tiffani joined Wildlife Preservation Canada as a bumble bee conservation technician in 2018 and fell in love with the work. Since then, she has worked a variety of roles leading monitoring surveys, research projects and community outreach both in Ontario and Alberta. Currently, she manages the field work and community outreach components of the Bumble Bee Recovery Program. Tiffani completed her master’s of environmental science in conservation and biodiversity at the University of Toronto and comes from a background of ecology and conservation biology.
Sean Feagan is the media and communications coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta. Before joining NCC, Sean enjoyed working as a news reporter, prior to which he explored the landscapes of Alberta as a wildlife biologist. Sean is no stranger to native bees, having completed a master’s degree on patterns of bee diversity in eastern Ontario farmland while studying at Carleton University. Sean’s favourite bees are the green metallic sweat bees, cleptoparasitic Nomada bees and the eastern carpenter bee… to name a few!