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Posts tagged pollinators

Invite Mason Bees into Your Backyard


Bees have been in the news lately because of the important role they play in pollinating crops. Even President Obama has gotten involved by launching a new strategy to help honeybees and other pollinators. Although I’d like to do more to help pollinators, I’m not ready to put a hive in my city backyard. Instead, […]

Hummingbirds at Home


About the Writer This post comes from an article written by Scott Weidensaul, which appeared in the May-June 2013 issue of Audubon Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Vermont Event If you live in Vermont, consider attending Hummingbirds at Home, a workshop and film screening of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, A PBS Nature film.The event is […]

My First Year with Backyard Bees

Setting up a new hive

Bees have always fascinated me. My father was a passionate gardener and I grew up with 11 siblings tending our family garden and our 32 apple, pear and cherry trees. There were bees everywhere — all kinds of bees. We tolerated the occasional bee stings because we knew that the bees were vital to the […]

Hey gardeners: be sure to thank the pollinators

bee covered in pollen

It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the hardworking bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and other insects and animals that promote healthy ecosystems. Protecting pollinators isn’t just good for the planet; it’s good for you, too — because about one out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators. […]

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