Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden - Adapting as we go. The seeds were planted a couple of weeks ago and a little growth has sprouted. Granted I'm impatient, but I think some stuff just won't grow, so I'm adapting as I go. Little flowers have been sprouting up all over my property, so I'm transplanting them as gently … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

A little good news — the siren call for bees

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-it-makes-their-nectar-sweeter/ Fascinating! Might this explain how flowers change the intensity of their scent from time to time?

A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leave-dandelions-alone-to-help-bees-this-spring/ Now be honest; dandelion flowers really are a beautiful and cheerful yellow, right??? Yes, they do mar that dream of a perfect green lawn, but is that perfect green so perfect after all? Lawn grass is the least environmentally sustainable thing you can plant and maintain!!! Replace it with clover if you must have … Continue reading A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!

A little good news — and we can all do something like this

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/englands-duke-of-burgundy-butterfly-numbers-grow-25-percent/ I'll be posting the progress on my first butterfly garden soon. It's remarkable easy... plant some beautiful indigenous plants and flowers.

A little good news — and an unexpected partnership between airports and bees

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/pittsburgh-airport-starts-keeping-bees/ I've become a little more fascinated with bees since joining David Suzuki Foundation's Buttefflyway Rangers. I see possibilities for pollinators in all sorts of places... this one surprised and elated me.