More Evidence of Bees on the rise!!! There has recently been some good news about the honeybee populations, after several years of alarming reports that their numbers have been making a steep decline towards a possible extinction. Numbers released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week show that there has actually been an increase in […]Read More Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!
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 […]Read More Call off the Bee-pocalypse
Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a “native solution” to design whenever possible and the list provided by the author is a good one. Solutions for a continuous bloom time from May […]Read More 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw
Remember to check for plants native to your region and state. The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder.Read More The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder
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 […]Read More Bloody Ivory
I am going to try and keep up with stories around the web about Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) to promote awareness of this serious issue. For those of us following CCD we know the issue is one we all need to be aware of, and there seem to be no real answers to why CCD is […]Read More Colony Collapse Disorder-Around the Web
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 […]Read More Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
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 […]Read More 30 Flowers for the Honeybee
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 […]Read More Norma Johnson Center
Angry Birds-I heard something about a game?Read More Real Life-Angry Birds
Everyone who knows just a little about bees knows that we would be in a World of shit without them. There would be serious problems and there are serious concerns about the health of bees and bee colonies Worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) is a real thing and there’s good reason to be scared and not […]Read More Supermarket Without Bees: The Produce Section Without Pollinators
“The word ‘ivory’ rang through the air, was whispered, was sighed. you would think they were praying to it. A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse.” — Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness It’s bad for the elephants and every year the situation worsens for the African elephant. […]Read More Elephant Extinction if Beijing does Not Ban Ivory Trade
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 […]Read More Steam Power Tractors
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 […]Read More A New Site for Cornell
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 […]Read More Cornell, Apple, and the Birds