National Pollinator Week, initiated and managed by Pollinator Partnership, is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Thirteen years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week.” S.Res. … [Read more...]
Archives for June 2020
It’s Pollinator Week!
This week, June 22-28, 2020, is when we celebrate pollinators. This is the week we celebrate the special species in our lives – the bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. It is a special time to pause, celebrate pollinators and focus on what we can do to help pollinators thrive in this world of … [Read more...]
Why Do Bees Dance?
In their search for food, honeybees and bumblebees fly far and wide searching for the best flowers (loaded with nectar) – and when a bee finds what she's looking for, she returns to the hive to share her find with the other bees by performing a complicated "dance." WAGGLE DANCE Why do the bees … [Read more...]
Two of My Favorite Train Vacations
Saint Joseph, Michigan My friend Karen Syverson introduced me to this lovely place when we were returning from a meeting of the Wild Ones board in Midland, Michigan, hosted by the Flint River Chapter in 2008. Saint Joseph is on the east side of Lake Michigan, and we were there in May, before the … [Read more...]
“S” Is for Soil!
A friend helping me with the blog has written a review of "S" Is for Soil!. In the book and the companion teacher’s guide, Digging into Soil: A Garden Practicum, we are to encouraged to see a perception of soil as a limitless resource. It is the most important natural resource on Earth. I read the … [Read more...]