Tag: Gardening

Pestival Festival

Ed alerted me to this–it’s wonderful!  And where the heck have I been that I wasn’t in on this myself??  From their Mission Statement: “Pestival is a mobile arts festival examining insect-human interactivity in bioscience, […]

Rock Flipping Day 2009: Mark the day!

International Rock Flipping Day will be Sunday, September 20th this year!  Wandering Weta will be the coordinator this year. “Here’s a quick rundown of the procedure: On or about September 20th, find your rock and […]

Goodbye my Lovely (garden)

I’m going to be super busy this week with a huge project at work–and then I have to move. We finally did get an offer on our house, but it’s contingent on our being out […]

Pollinator Week 2009: Homes for pollinators

Homebuggarden commented earlier this week: “Has anyone come across a good source of information on providing nest support for alternative pollinators such as bumblebees, digger bees, and the like?” Indeed, I have!  Xerces has an […]

National Pollinator Week 2009: Bees on the radio

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the NPR interview with Steve Buchmann, the international coordinator of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.  You might remember Buchmann as one of the authors of […]

Pollinator Week 2009: Stuff for Teachers

In 2012 as part of federal budget cuts, NBII was taken offline.  I will leave this post here as a testament to the awesome resources we’ve lost. ——- Check out these Pollination Reources for teachers at the […]

Pollinator Week 2009: Food!

It’s National Pollinator Week, and here’s a neat site for you–a complete list, continuously updated, of crops of importance to humans that insects pollinate.  Pollinating animals contribute to at least one out of every three […]

National Pollinator Week 2009!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 22-28, 2009! There is a nifty collection of online resources–including document templates, fact sheets, and more–online here! There are even stickers you can print on your printer. Cool!

Whitehouse garden kerfuffle

So, I mentioned before that the First Family is putting in a garden (complete with bee hive!). And, in fact, they plant to make it an organic garden. That choice has stirred up a whole […]