Archive for July, 2007

Butterflies aren’t free

Published on July 15, 2007

The Seattle Times Saving the planet, one bug at a time Cover Story by Paula Bock, July 15, 2007 The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly is no bigger than a man’s thumb, sports splashy orange and black wings, cavorts in sunny meadows ringed by oak and pine, tastes with its feet, nectars on wild strawberries, has a Read more …

Where have all the honeybees gone?

Published on July 10, 2007

Colonies of vital crop pollinators disappearing By Alex Breitler Record Staff Writer July 10, 2007 6:00 AM You can thank the humble honeybee for every third mouthful of your next meal. But experts say bees didn’t generate much buzz from the public until entire hives began dying off earlier this year. New bills in Congress Read more …

Befriend bees

Published on July 1, 2007

by Sharon Cohoon July 2007 Bees, so important to our gardens, are in trouble. Here’s how to help them in your own backyard. Before a flower can set seed or form fruit, it needs to be pollinated. Though some plants are pollinated by bats, birds, butterflies, moths, and wasps, most of the work is done Read more …