(The Star) The metallic green sweat bee — Agapostemon virescens is the species name — was chosen for three reasons. One, it’s abundant: of the more than 360 wild bee species that inhabit Toronto, this one is fairly common. Two, it’s hard to miss: it looks like it’s all zhuzhed up to hit the bee version of Studio 54, or maybe the Brunswick House before it became a Rexall. And three, it lives in a condo.
(City of Toronto) Live Green Toronto is offering free pollinator-friendly plant kits to help expand pollinator habitat in Toronto. PollinateTO Native Plant Kits can be reserved for pick up at Community Environment Days.