Call off the Bee-pocalypse

From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful farming. You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it. Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated […]

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Bloody Ivory

The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are killed in Africa every hour for the ivory in their tusks. But while impoverished locals are enlisted to pull the triggers, it is highly organised […]

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Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience […]

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30 Flowers for the Honeybee

Top 30 Flowers for bees, or is it? List originates at this posting at RealFarmacy.com as a disclaimer I know nothing about this website, their research on this article, how the list was developed or where they sourced this list. There was a link at the bottom of the list and it leads to a […]

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Norma Johnson Center

Driving down into beautiful East Central Ohio, you can just wander yourself right into the wilds of Tuscarawas County. There’s plenty of wide open space and rolling hills and if you work your way West of Dover on route 39 you can stop in at the Norma Johnson Center(NJC). A nature preserve and wildlife center […]

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Steam Power Tractors

I was sifting through some images from last Summer, and thinking about Summer and how far away it still is. I’m realizing that it is still months away as I was drifting into nowhere land and that’s when I found ’em. My pics from last years Tractor Fair. Steam Power, the beginning of the industrial […]

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A New Site for Cornell

Just received a message from Cornell A new site that Cornell has put together with the National Resource Defense Council(NRDC) all about birds(imagine that!). We are excited to announce that just in time for Valentine’s Day AND the Great Backyard Bird Count, The Natural Resources Defense Council  has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to […]

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Cornell, Apple, and the Birds

This was the monthly info sheet sent to me from the fine folks at Cornell, as always some very interesting info. Charlottesville, VA & Ithaca, NY——“BirdsEye is the best invention for birding since binoculars,” says Kenn Kaufman, renowned birder, author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America and team member of a partnership […]

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