The report from WWF–Mexico containing results from the survey and monitoring of the monarch overwintering colonies in Mexico during the 2020-2021 season.
Press release issued by World Wildlife Fund Mexico announcing results from surveys and monitoring of the overwintering colonies of monarch butterflies in Mexico for the 2020-2021 season.
Three core elements of pollinator-friendly growing include using non-chemical methods to prevent and manage pests, monitoring of pest pressure, and limiting risk to pollinators if pesticides are used. These concepts are rooted in integrated pest management and are familiar to most growers. Offering Bee-Safe Nursery Plants: A Guide for Nurseries explains these concepts further and was created for wholesalers and retailers to explore, encourage, and implement pollinator friendly pest-management in the nursery business.
Creating a welcoming home for local pollinators in your home garden or city park habitat is reason enough to choose plants free from harmful pesticide residues. Nurseries are more likely to make investments in pollinator-friendly production if their customers make it clear this is what they want. Our guide, Buying Bee-Safe Plants, covers four ways to help you find plants that are safe for bees, and includes tips and questions to use at the nursery.
Insectary cover cropping is the practice of growing single species or diverse mixes of broadleaf herbaceous plants and allowing them to bloom to provide pollen and nectar resources that support populations of native bees, honey bees, and the insects that attack crop pests.
The Xerces Society is now accepting applications for a minimum of two awards to support students pursuing education and research into Lepidoptera conservation. Award amounts are determined annually, but are a minimum of $3,750 each.