Pollinators Excite Kids and Adults at Fish Creek
“Now when you grow up; be a good teenager!” I overheard a fourth-grade girl say to her baby lupine. I laughed and she looked up and smiled. I notice lots of smiles on kids’ faces as they plant wildflowers for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in the rain garden on the bluff top of Fish Creek Natural Area. Kids learn one sure way to help pollinators is to plant the wildflower food they need to survive. - Read more
Pollinator Habitat - Providing Stems for Baby Native Bees
The spring sun warmed my back, and the birds sang cheerfully, as I bent toward my home garden for the first time this spring. I had attended a pollinator seminar the day before, learning about gardening techniques to support stem-nesting bees, and I was ready to put those ideas to work. - Read more
Plants for Pollinators
Pollinators are starving and we can help! There’s a simple solution that involves planting more flowers wherever we can. Areas of green turf are pollinator deserts. Converting a bit of lawn to blooming shrubs or native prairie wildflowers is a great way to provide pollen and nectar consumed by bees and butterflies. Plants native to Minnesota provide the nectar and pollen that cultivars may not. Bees and butterflies have evolved with these plants and several bee species have specialized adaptations for specific flowers. Purchase your plants from Native Plant Nurseries.
For a list of four plants to start your pollinator garden read more...
Yard Waste & Organics Recycling in Three Easy Steps
Gather leaves, grass, and brush, and organic waste to be recycled.
What kind of bee can’t be understood?
A Mumble Bee!
Why do bees buzz?
Because they can’t whistle!
What are the cleverest bees?
Can bees fly in the rain?
Not without their little yellow jackets!