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UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS
February 9, 2017 ~ 7 pm
MN State Horticultural Society Webinar
Attracting Pollinators and Beneficial Insects to Your Vegetable Garden
February 11, 2017
Wild Ones West Cook Conference
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Schedule an interactive pollinator walk. Participants gently catch and release insects providing an opportunity to see the insects up close while I discuss their biology and favorite flowers. More information ...
Encourage Bumble Bees in Your Garden by Providing Forage All Season
"There are a number of bumble bee species in North America. The casual observer may not realize how many species occur where they live, as their coloration is similar in hue but the patterning or makeup of the colors varies. We have 18 species in my home state of Minnesota. Some of these species are now rare, as many bumblebee populations are in decline and have smaller ranges than historically documented..."
Small Carpenter Bees Are Looking for a Home in Your Plant Stems "Unlike domesticated, managed honey bees that nest in human-made hives, most wild bees are solitary (they don’t nest in a colony) and need appropriate nesting sites in our gardens and landscapes. The majority of wild bees nest in the ground; the minority are cavity nesters..."