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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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To Protect Pollinators, Go Easy on the Fall Garden Cleanup

The leaves are falling and garden beds are looking drab.  You might look out your window and think it’s time to do some yard work.  Before you head out the door, remember there are many good reasons why you should … Continue reading

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North Carolina Native Plants Week, October 28 – November 3

Governor Roy Cooper has officially designated October 28 to November 3 as Native Plants Week in North Carolina, highlighting the importance of native plants to North Carolina’s natural heritage.  Last October (2017), First Lady, Kristin Cooper, hosted a special commemoration … Continue reading

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North Carolina Solar Technical Guidance Document

Just released!  Our Energy Committee has drafted a detailed guidance document for the creation of pollinator habitat on solar farms.  You can either navigate to our ‘Energy’ section (under the ‘Committees’ tab) to find the document and get more information, … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

There have been ongoing discussions to determine the best strategy to attract pollinator and pest predators to agricultural fields.  Scientists have suggested that wildflowers as border crops may be effective.  However, there must be an ideal mix of natural habitat … Continue reading

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Sunflower Pollen Effects on Bees

If you follow headlines and diligently read the news, there is often disconcerting research regarding the status of our native pollinators.  Here’s a break in that trend!  This study, conducted by one of our partners at NCSU, Dr. Rebecca Irwin, … Continue reading

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