Sonic Solitaries at High Park Nature Centre
By Sarah Peebles. Assisted by Mary-Ann Alberga, pyrography; Stephen Humphrey, poetry; Rob Cruickshank, electronics; John Kuisma, woodworking. 2016, permanent
Left: Encounter exhibit visitor. Below: featuring the masked bee (Hylaeus); re-burned with milk paint added by Alberga.
Sonic Solitaries at Access Alliance rooftop garden
By Sarah Peebles. Assisted by Mary-Ann Alberga, pyrography, Rob Cruickshank, electronics; John Kuisma, woodworking. Photo by R. Cruickshank (click to enlarge). 2013, permanent.
Location: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, 3079 Danforth Ave. at Victoria Park (Toronto, ON); rooftop garden. Free. Hours posted here.
Above: Biologist Susan Frye observes inhabitants, year 1 of the new curvy-tunneled nest plank (2017). She sees the large Pugnacious leafcutter bee nesting alongside other leaf- and resin-using bees in tunnels 14-16. See the set of images with more notes about this nest plank’s inhabitants. (Photos: Peebles & Frye. Click to enlarge.)
2014: grass-using wasps and a spider nest alongside masked bees, mason bees and leafcutter bees. Straigh-tunneled and curving-tunneled nest planks swap out every 2-3 years to control pest and pathogen build-ups. See inhabitants page for more bees in various cabinets. Updates are on our FB page.