I want to share with you two resources I am most grateful for. The first one is a Facebook page, and the second is a newsletter.
The Dave Crawford Facebook page
I am intrigued by Dave Crawford’s Facebook page. I have known Dave since 2005 when he was a Wild Ones member. With his great photos and the information he provides, he touches just about everything related to natural landscaping – and nothing seems to escape him. From pollinators to frogs to native plants to what pollen does, he describes it all so well.
Roaming around his land, the Como Park Neighborhood, and in his adventures, Dave snaps photos of intriguing subjects and researches the subjects of his photos to show what he experienced.
To subscribe, like him as a friend.
The Wisconsin Native Pollinators
The Wisconsin Native Pollinators website is a comprehensive resource filled with information on Wisconsin’s native pollinators including bees, butterflies, and birds. Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are in decline, and their losses threaten Wisconsin wildflowers, ecosystems, agricultural crops, and natural areas. One purpose of Wisconsin Pollinators is to raise public awareness and concern regarding this issue. We depend on pollinators to transfer pollen and help plants produce fruits and seeds. Many native plants, as well as many food crops, rely on pollinators.
The website is dedicated to individuals looking for information on native pollinators as well as information on how to support those pollinators. Even a small yard can make a difference.
To subscribe to the Wisconsin Pollinators newsletter, fill out this form. You will get one or two information-filled newsletters a month. Read the current newsletter. Read about the 7 Ways To Use Fall Leaves, the Ant Quiz, Tips On Fall Leaf Mulching, or How to Provide Shelter for Overwintering Bees & Butterflies.