Mason Bees & Bats at the Library
It all started with our Mason Bee tree located on the Storyhouse balcony. Now we have added a bat box and bat garden on our rooftop patio. Here are our favourite resources for learning about and helping these friendly and important creatures! We’ve included booklists, videos, and web resources.
on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
This guide published by the Oregon State University Extension Service will teach you how to construct a house using either a block of wood or paper lined carboard tubes.
This short video created by bethinking.com discusses many interesting facts about solitary bees (mason and leafcutter bees), including their life cycles and how the differ from honeybees.
For those interested in learning how commerical farmers are using mason bees to pollinate larger crops like blueberries and almonds, this YouTube video is an excellent resource.