Pollinator Study 2022-23

 In the summer of 2022, Sudbury Shared Harvest (SSH) and Trent University collaborated to study the pollinator assemblages in community gardens around the Greater Sudbury Area. Volunteers and summer students from SSH collected insect samples from garden sites over the summer months, and a student from Trent (Kaleigh Mooney) analyzed them in an attempt to determine the landscape features that play an influential role in the pollinator assemblages found at various sites. The two main questions of interest were, does proximity to current or previous mining operations have an influence on which pollinators are present, and/or do current land-uses have an influence on which pollinators are present?