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NEW!! North Carolina Pollinator Toolkit Available!

Have you ever wondered how to plant pollinator habitat? Have you ever wondered what plant species to buy? Have you ever wondered about garden upkeep? Look no further! We have the answers to those questions and so much more! In … Continue reading

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Return of Long-lost Bees Creating a lot of Presidio Buzz

If you work for any type of natural resource organization, you’ll often hear the words, *If you build it, they will come*. These words rang true to form for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco last week. It is “the … Continue reading

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Foreign Bees Monopolize Prize Resources in Biodiversity Hotspot

Have you ever wondered how native bees interact with non-native honey bees? Or if they interact at all? A recent study in San Diego County, a known biodiversity hotspot, found that honey bees make up 75% of the region’s observed … Continue reading

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Bees Lead Researchers to Trailblazing Ecological Partnerships with Texas City

Researchers from Auburn University went to a small Texas town to study bee populations. They found much more diversity than expected. They also discovered three plants that seemed to be primary food sources for these bees. This led to the … Continue reading

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The 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series

The Monarch Joint Venture is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center to present a year of informative and interesting webinars about monarch butterflies. Topics include, “How to Plant for Success: the Trials and Triumphs … Continue reading

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Flowers Can Hear Buzzing Bees, and It Makes Their Nectar Sweeter

When you read this title, it almost sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. How can flowers hear anything? And if they do hear, how does that make them capable of producing sweeter nectar? A Tel Aviv University … Continue reading

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Park Pulse: Parks Can Play a Vital Role in Saving Pollinators

Every month, the National Recreation and Park Association polls Americans on any and everything related to park and recreation issues. In this month’s poll, there were two questions: 1. Should communities have designated areas for plants that support pollinator species? … Continue reading

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Insects are Disappearing from Science Textbooks

Do you remember learning about insects when you were in school? Or if you’re in school currently, are there multiple chapters devoted to insects in your science textbook? Insects outnumber most other species beyond measure, yet new research has revealed … Continue reading

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

Just published in the New York Times, this article details the dramatic decline of insect populations in recent history.  Have you ever heard of the ‘windshield phenomenon’?  If you’re old enough, think back twenty, thirty, forty years:  you’re driving down … Continue reading

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Audubon NC Expands Native Plant Guide!

Audubon North Carolina has expanded their native plant list from 400 to 692 native and cultivated plants that thrive in North Carolina!  This list is a single source of recommended bird and pollinator-friendly plants that can be filtered by habitat, … Continue reading

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