Welcome back to another Creature Feature! Ready for the buzz on this week’s guest of honour?
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 or 4 bites of food you eat was grown with the help of a bee? They pollinate flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and these helpful insects are anything but pests! There are over 40 recorded species of bumblebees in Canada, and the Western bumblebee was once considered one of the most common. But sadly, the species has experienced a big population decline, and are losing their habitats to development and agriculture. That’s why it’s so important we do our part to protect the spaces they call home! Click here to learn more.
Now that you’re basically a bee brainiac, think you can spot the difference between these two pics? Drawn by hand by our very own Earth Ranger Judy (we can hardly beelieve it!), there are 5 major differences beetween these images. Click them to download bigger versions if you need, or to check your answers when you’re done!