National Pollinator Week

Protect our monarch butterflies and other pollinators during National Pollinator Week.

JUNE 19TH – 25TH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership, and fifteen years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation of a week in June as National Pollinator Week. The purpose of this week is to address the urgent issue of declining pollinator … Read more

The Other Guys

There are other pollinators besides honeybees and butterflies

Honeybees and butterflies seem to get all the press, but other essential pollinators are out there. Pollinators You May Not Know Are Pollinators Bumblebees Bumblebees are good pollinators. They live in small colonies composed of a queen and her daughters. At summer’s end, they die, leaving only the mated queen. While they can sting, they … Read more

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

This coming Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! Earth Day was established in 1969 at a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) conference in San Francisco, California. In March of 1970, a sanctioned Proclamation was signed at the U.N.  A U.S. senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration about environmental issues, and the … Read more


JUNE 18 – 24 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS THE WEEK TO CELEBRATE OUR POLLINATORS. In my blog last week I mentioned that June is PERENNIAL PLANTING MONTH.  Now, let’s take June to a higher level and think about what perennials are blooming right now, what perennials are considered native plants, and what perennials are considered … Read more

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