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Quinnipiac River Watershed Association Butterfly and Bee Habitat in Meriden

A bumblebee explores a purple coneflower Monday at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association Butterfly and Bee Habitat at 540 Oregon Road in Meriden. Photos by Dave Zajac, Record-Journal { %> Blooming daisies are seen in the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association Butterfly and Bee Habitat in Meriden. { %> On Monday, people walk near the Quinnipiac […]

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In the new OQ, a biologist explores scorched land as a habitat for bees

To some people, the ridges above the McKenzie River Valley that burned in the 2020 Holiday Farm fire might seem like just blackened wasteland. But Lauren Ponisio, an assistant professor of biology, sees potential: With the sowing of seeds of native plants, she says, the earth could become a haven for the western bumblebee, whose […]

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No Mow May becomes a permanent part of Appleton to promote bee habitat

APPLETON – No Mow May will become an annual fixture in Appleton. City Council voted 10-4 on Wednesday to incorporate No Mow May into the city’s municipal code for 2022 and beyond, much to the delight of Pollenablers-Fox Cities. No Mow May allows landowners to delay lawn care in May as a way to encourage […]

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Iowa Group protects bee habitat amid ESA battle

A rusty-spotted bumblebee identified at Turkey Creek Nature Reserve, a property managed by the Bur Oak Land Trust. Photo: Jason Taylor NRDC alumnus Paula Tartell is the lead author of this blog post. The NRDC and its partners continue to fight in court to challenge the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to designate critical […]

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Get paid for bee habitat around the farm

Missouri farmers can earn biodiversity credits by building pollinator habitat around the farm through a new pilot program. Launched in partnership with the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Missouri Department of Conservation, MFA Inc. and the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, the pilot program allows corn and soybean growers to participate in the […]

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Participate in “Game of Thrones” trivia; build a habitat for bees: 10 things to do in the Spring and Klein area in August, September

Paint with a Twist on Champion Forest Drive will host an open studio September 5 from 2-4 p.m. (courtesy Paint with a Twist) Here are some events and things to do in the Spring and Klein area throughout August and September. This list is incomprehensible. August 24: Prepare an autumn garden With the fall planting […]

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Habitat of Butterflies and Bees in the Quinnipiac River Watershed

A Spicebush swallowtail butterfly draws nectar from a butterfly bush flower in the Quinnipiac River Watershed Butterfly and Bee Habitat at 540 Oregon Road in Meriden, Thursday, August 12, 2021. Dave Zajac, Record-Journal { %> Some of the many cutleaf coneflowers in the Quinnipiac River watershed butterfly and bee habitat at 540 Oregon Road in […]

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‘Heartbreaking’: Calgary’s bee habitat, a broke volunteer project – Calgary

Countless hours of volunteer work over the past three years were wiped out on Monday after a boulevard was mowed. “It was starting to get to the point where all the flowers were showing and it was nice to walk by,” said Moraig McCabe, Coventry Hills resident and founder of Creating Coventry. The two-block stretch […]

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North Fort Worth Mall now serves as habitat for honey bees

Tanger Outlets Fort Worth makes honey. The northern Fort Worth mall, home to stores such as Kate Spade New York, Lululemon and RH, leads a double life — as a habitat for honey bees, according to KTVT-TV (Channel 11). According to the station, more than 20,000 bees are hard at work in a rooftop habitat. […]

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Blenheim couple convert their land into bee habitat

Content of the article When Dr. Henry Svec takes someone to visit the hives scattered over his 20-hectare property, he cannot contain his enthusiasm. Content of the article “It’s really great, I have to tell you,” the Blenheim man said. “I’ve only been stung 15 times this year. This is my file. Last year it […]

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Plants GIANT/MARTIN’S bee habitat

CARLISLE — To celebrate National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Company announced that it has completed a seven-acre, pollinator-friendly solar field at its headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle. This initiative is the first of its kind for a food retailer and creates a synergistic environment that contributes to both clean energy and the support […]

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Innovative research to improve bumblebee habitat

Entomologists have developed an innovative way to study bumblebees along Minnesota highways, results of a new research study funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Research shows that MnDOT roadsides provide rich habitats for bumblebees. The study offers information on studying bee habitats and recommendations for improving habitats. What was the need? Just 20 years […]

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The new bee habitat in Blandy is a work of art | Journal-news

BOYCE — A new habitat for bees and wasps at the Blandy Experimental Farm is not just a science exhibit, it’s also a work of art. Canadian artist Sarah Peebles created “Dwelling: Shenandoah Valley” to help visitors to Blandy learn about insects by observing them up close. The semi-circular wall is cob, a natural building […]

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Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat

When it comes to improving habitat for beleaguered native bee species, doing less can accomplish more. New research by the USDA Forest Service and National Science Foundation-funded partners has found that mowing the lawn less frequently can significantly improve pollinator habitat. Susannah Lerman, research ecologist at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and her […]

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What is the best way to improve bee habitat?

November 15, 2016 — Every morning last summer, Michael Roswell walked through restored prairies and abandoned farm fields in New Jersey, where leggy grasses and weeds grew unchecked and thick patches of lemon balm, black-eyed suzanes , mountain mint, goldenrod and purple loosestrife added hits of magenta, yellow and white. Each time a bee landed, […]

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Land-use change is rapidly reducing critical honey bee habitat in the Dakotas

The northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, home to more than 40% of commercial honey bee colonies in the United States, are rapidly becoming less suitable for commercial beekeeping due to land use changes, according to a US Geological Survey study released today. USGS scientists have found that landscape features favored by beekeepers […]

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Turning Iowa farmland into habitat for butterflies and bees

Depleted monarch butterflies and honey bees could be boosted by Iowa farmers over the next few years, thanks in part to falling commodity prices that prompted landowners to move more than 100,000 acres of row crops in the habitat of essential pollinating creatures. Over the past four years, Iowa farmers have entered 127,005 acres into […]

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Ernst Seeds and Bayer of Crawford County Partner to Improve Bee Habitat | News

As part of its ongoing commitment to honey bee health, Bayer CropScience has partnered with Crawford County-based Ernst Conservation Seeds to provide bulk seed to individuals and organizations who are committed to becoming Feed a Bee partners and dedicating a significant amount of land – acres – to establishing pollinator habitat. According to a press […]

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Native bee habitat from scrap wood

Pollinators like native bees are an important part of any healthy garden. Here’s how to build a native bee habitat with wood left over from other projects! This tutorial is part of Garden Week here at Crafting a Green World. We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk all things gardening! […]

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Future dry climate could reduce habitat for orchid bees

Christian Ziegler An orchid bee equipped with a radio tracker. During Pleistocene-era climate change, Neotropical orchid bees that relied on warm, humid weather year-round saw their habitats reduced by 30-50 percent, according to a Cornell study that used computer models and genetic data to understand the distribution of bees during past climate changes. In previous […]