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Native bees in the garden.

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Ms. Fisher’s talk “Native Bees in the Garden” will discuss our wild native bees from a gardener’s perspective. Everyone knows how important honey bees are for pollination, but native bees are even more important, especially in the garden.Topics will include the differences between native bees and honey bees, their life cycles, what they like for habitat,… Read more »

An app for selecting plants?

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For those of you who want to help out the pollinators this year and always get confused when at the garden store: an app to help you know what to buy.   The Bee Smart™ Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area. Never get caught wondering what… Read more »

Interview with C. Colston Burrell

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Wonderful interview–a complex definition of what is native; tongue in cheek discussion about why “retirement is bad for the environment” (an argument for those untended areas in your manicured gardens/yards are essential); Dr. Burrell’s “hyper-ecological aggregator” garden; pest pressures in gardens that lack diversity, etc.