August is butterfly month and the best time to observe and photograph them. Temperature, time of day, and certain types of flowers will attract them to your yard.
Do you want to have a pollinator garden but just don't have the space for one? Plant a container instead, one that you could move around to sunny spots on your balcony or patio- like a movable feast!
Drum roll please!........It is National Pollinator Week starting today and you need to start counting those bees. Go to my post Pollinator Week to see the drill, but it is real simple. Name the flower, and then do a quick count, say five minutes each flower of any pollinators that visit. Bees are of course the …
A presidential task force has been created to study the plight of bees, both native and non-native bees, and other insect pollinators. Go to The Great Sunflower Project to get more information on how to help out the bees.
Why are monarch butterflies declining? There are lots of reasons, but the main one is loss of habitat of the common milkweed plant that used to grow everywhere. Learn how to set up your own Monarch Waystation habitat to help stem the decline of these beautiful and valuable butterflies.
Housing for native pollinators can be quick and easy, just hanging up some cut reeds, or making an elaborate mason bee condo. Some examples are profiled, and ways to attract them.
Plant specific plants for the bees, butterflies, bats, moths, beetles, flies, and other pollinators. There are lots of flowers that you can add to your garden this season to dramatically increase your populations of pollinators that will help these endangered species.
Pollination is all about plant sex. Yes, there is sex in the garden, be it plant sex, bee sex, bat sex, bird sex, and yes, sometimes human sex. Pollinators are being squeezed out of habitats and we can stem the tide by learning ways to attract them.