Category: conservation

The last of the Campaign. I hope you enjoyed…

The last of the Campaign. I hope you enjoyed it. Will post the originals where you can grab them later.

Bees are small.  It doesn’t take that much pol…

Bees are small.  It doesn’t take that much pollen and nectar to raise a baby bee.  One clump of flowers is enough to support several bees.  Look around.  Are you supporting flowers….and bees.  Question lawns.

Number 23.   In the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

Number 14 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN.

Number 14 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN.

Plant biodiversity is the answer to the bigger question of how do we keep all our bee species around. Planting flowers is always a good thing, this definitely increases the overall number of bees in any location. However, what it does is increase the overall number of generalist bees, that are happy to make do with many kinds of flowers, and often do well simply on weeds. The truth is that to affect conservation of all bee species we have to retain wild areas, maintain natural areas, and be the caretakers of rich, bio diverse, plant communities that provide the necessary pollen for all the species, particularly the ones that are highly specialized and therefore using plants we are unlikely to plant in our gardens or in pollinator meadows. Look around you, what can you do to help keep plant communities healthy; pull invasive species, provide disturbance in those environments that are early successional, control deer populations, and support others who do these things professionally. Good luck pilgrim.

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help Th…

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment: undefined

Help Coquitlam, Port Moody teens save the bees

Help Coquitlam, Port Moody teens save the bees: undefined

Native forest habitats promote pollinators and…

Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta: undefined

National Trust to create UK sanctuary for enda…

National Trust to create UK sanctuary for endangered butterfly: undefined

Even if we save the honeybee, other wild polli…

Even if we save the honeybee, other wild pollinator species will still be in trouble: undefined

Little ‘butterfly whisperer’ emerges as intern…

Little ‘butterfly whisperer’ emerges as internet star: undefined

The Importance of Pollinators

The Importance of Pollinators: undefined