The Insect Recovery Project was established in January 2013 in response to the concern about the sudden disappearance of common insects. The Project uses social media to educate the Public about the ecological importance of insects and about their recent precipitous global decline. The Project advocates for a reversal of anthropogenic practices which have caused this decline. It also works to raise public goodwill for insects by sharing information to increase their positive profile.
Like the problem itself, the project is global. We are headquartered; however, on Main Street (HWY 6) in beautiful Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and supported by our “social enterprise” Remember Adventures which rents out Pedal “Buggies” to take down the Trans-Canada trail. Snowshoes and sleds are also available to rent when the snow flies. The on-site Caper Cafe serves Smithsonian certified “Bird Friendly” coffees and a variety of organic teas, breakfast, lunch, sweets and other offerings. Free wifi, plenty of magazines to read, and board games to play make this a favorite spot to while away a rainy day. There is also a small gift shop on site. The grounds are beautiful and support a demonstration nectaring meadow as well as a “manicured lawn vs naturalized lawn” experiment. There are picnic tables and Gazebo there for our guests to enjoy. Open Wednesday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are unable to visit us in person donations to help us with our work are much appreciated.
Home-Base for the Insect Recovery Project is at:
To contribute to the work we do please make cheques payable to our social enterprise:
PO Box 275
365 Main Street
Tatamagouche Nova Scotia
Canada B0K 1V0
c/o Mary Macaulay, Queen Bee