The private lives of our native bees: talk and walk

Written on: May 21st, 2018

by Lynn Ovenden, photos by Renate Sander-Regier Bees are big this year. On May 12, the Wild Pollinator Partners network, led by Sandy Garland and Renate ...


Bombus – the Bumble Bee

Written on: May 18th, 2018

by David Van Olst We’ve all heard of this infamous bee species. In fact, if you ask a group of children to draw a picture of a bee, most of them will instinctively ...


How solitary wild bees interact with pesticides – starting to fill the research gaps

Written on: April 29th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier In almost the same breath one day in April, two important and loosely related announcements were issued regarding wild bees and agricultural ...


Bee box workshops

Written on: April 27th, 2018

by Sandy Garland Our first events of 2018 were two workshops to build Mason Bee boxes, held on Sunday afternoons, April 8 and 15, and we couldn’t be more ...


Milkweed muddle: why NOT to plant tropical milkweed

Written on: April 24th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier As though they are not already struggling enough (see Threats), Monarch butterflies now face an additional challenge. This new one, ...


A case of moth envy: hummingbird moths of our area

Written on: April 22nd, 2018

by Renée De Vry A hot early-July afternoon spent at my favorite nursery, trying to decide what plants to adopt. I had come in to pick up more Plantain-leaved ...