Archive for August, 2011
Local growers in Flathead share native pollinator experiences
Published on August 30, 2011
By: Vince Devlin, The Missoulian
YELLOW BAY – Sharon Myers is a pretty tiny speck in the food chain.
Feds help rescue endangered butterfly species
By: Steve Law, Portland Tribune
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is coming to the rescue of the Fender’s Blue butterfly, an endangered species once thought to be extinct.
Interested in Pollinator Conservation? Training Courses Coming to the South in 2012
Published on August 29, 2011
By: Candace Pollock, Southern SARE
GRIFFIN, Ga. – Farmers, Extension agents, Federal and state farm agency personnel, and others interested in pollinator conservation will have the opportunity to attend training programs throughout the Southern region beginning in 2012.
You can help stem bee decline, say speakers at Prairie Day
Published on August 25, 2011
By: Joel Stottrup, Princeton Union-Eagle
It was the kind of day and place for the pollinating bees to be out and about during the Prairie Day events last Saturday at Prairie Restorations, Inc., located along County Road 45 just south of Princeton city limits.
Logging cuts both ways for rare butterfly: Thinning keeps food source alive, but intense harvesting harms habitat
By: Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press
Logging may pose a threat to a rare butterfly in Oregon — but it may also be instrumental in saving the species.
Is this your year to go ‘native?’
Published on August 24, 2011
By: Penny Pawl U.C. Master Gardener, St. Helena Star
Have you been thinking about going native? Are you ready to replace your lawn with plants that evolved in this area?
Lowly mussels bond with salmon: Oft-neglected species may help clean rivers, bolster fish runs
Published on August 18, 2011
By: Steve Law, Portland Tribune
Not so long ago, freshwater mussels were largely unloved, unstudied and unprotected. They’re easy to overlook, resembling small black rocks with slits. They’re not tasty to the human palate, unlike marine mussels. Ironically, they were so unappreciated that maintenance crews sometimes crushed them while doing in-stream work to benefit salmon.
Leona’s little blue butterfly one step closer to protection
Published on August 17, 2011
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines that a Klamath County, Oregon butterfly may be threatened with extinction and initiates a status review For immediate release: August 17, 2011 Contact: Sarina Jepsen, Director, Endangered Species Program, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; 503-232-6639 ext. 112, firstname.lastname@example.org PORTLAND, Ore. — In response to a petition from the Read more …
Befriend native bees: give them a home: Wild bees pollinate what honeybees cannot
By: Tessa Holloway, North Shore News
IT’S not just people who are buzzing in North Shore community gardens this summer, according to local bee expert Ric Erikson.
Counting Bumble Bees in the Peace Garden: Local expert surveys declining bumble bee populations
Published on August 16, 2011
By: Marsha Trainer, Southwest Minneapolis Patch
Elaine Evans got stung three times on Sunday, but didn’t complain a bit. A bumble bee researcher, it’s all in a day’s work as she visited Lyndale Park to monitor the bee population in and around the Peace Garden.
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